Connecticut's Chinatown
USINFO | 2013-05-27 09:45

Connecticut's history of Chinese is closely tied with New York City. However, in modern times, the casino business is responsible for the latest influx of Chinese in Connecticut, particularly Norwich.
According to the Hartford Courant, Norwich has receive a very large influx of Chinese people as a result of the Foxwood and Mohegan Sun casinos. The Chinese have quickly overtaken the Haitians as the largest minority with at least 2200 Chinese casino workers. Due to the downturn in New York's Chinatown, many have moved here and found jobs in the garment industry. As a result, Norwich has earned the nickname "Connecticut's Chinatown."
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