Stamford close to becoming state's 2nd-largest city

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Stamford is right on New Haven's tail to become Connecticut's second-largest city.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stamford will take that title if it continues its current pace.

"When there is the population of workers somewhere, businesses follow and come here," says Sandy Goldstein, of Stamford Downtown.

Goldstein says that creates a positive feedback loop, with more young residents attracting more businesses, which attract even more young people.

Last week, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced that two more media companies are moving to Stamford, including ITV America, which is responsible for reality show hits like "Queer Eye" and "Real Housewives."

Goldstein attributes a large part of Stamford's growth to creating an atmosphere young professionals want to live around.

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