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Connecticut Economic Development

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  • Visions of Vintage Trolleys Are Probably Pipe Dreams

    Visions of Vintage Trolleys Are Probably Pipe Dreams
    Visions of reviving bits of Connecticut's vanished system of trolleys have been tantalizing urban planners and light-rail enthusiasts for a long time. Streetcars are sexy. Trolleys are fun. Light-rail would help get those damned gas-guzzling,...
  • GMO Seed Opposition Is Anti-Science

    GMO Seed Opposition Is Anti-Science
    To create high-paying jobs in Connecticut, economic development professionals often remind us that the future belongs to places that value education and knowledge creation. We've been through a rough patch, transitioning from old-line manufacturing to a...
  • Could Farm Surge Help Feed Needy?

    Connecticut has a growing number of farms. The state also has a growing demand for food from food pantries, even in seemingly affluent towns. Is there a way to connect the increasing need with the growing supply? The number of farms in Connecticut...
  • Plan To Reshape Gold Street Riles Church, Condo Owners

    Plan To Reshape Gold Street Riles Church, Condo Owners
    HARTFORD — Gold Street forms a gentle, S-shaped ribbon of no more than a tenth of a mile between Main Street and Bushnell Park, past Carl Andre's Stone Field Sculpture and the gate to the final resting place of the city's founders. Now, Hartford...
  • Protect Law That Protects State's Legacy

    In the early years of the past decade, the four state museums were constantly threatened with closure or cutback. These vitally important historic and cultural sites — the Prudence Crandall Museum in Canterbury, the Henry Whitfield Museum in...
  • California jobless rate falls to 8% after adding 58,800 net new positions

    California's economy perked up in February, adding 58,800 net new jobs and gaining some momentum after a lackluster showing the month before. The job gains helped push the unemployment rate down to 8% from 8.1% in January, the state's Employment...
  • Firm After Cheaper Wind Power Wants To Build A Better Turbine

    Firm After Cheaper Wind Power Wants To Build A Better Turbine
    GRISWOLD — To Jim Bardia, the path to a better wind turbine is the same as the one to a faster race car. It is incremental improvements here and there that shave seconds from a lap time and cents from a kilowatt hour. Bardia, a former race car...
  • Foxwoods, Mohegans See Potential In Borscht Belt

    Foxwoods, Mohegans See Potential In Borscht Belt
    As the allure of Grossinger's faded with the rest of the Borscht Belt in the 1970s and '80s, Mitchell Grossinger Etess and his family envisioned a casino to revive their hotel resort. They tried to get New Yorkers to warm to the idea, which required...
  • Business Ads Aren't Political, But Are Still A Problem

    Business Ads Aren't Political, But Are Still A Problem
    The ads may not be overtly political, but they are troubling in another way. The state Department of Community and Economic Development announced this week it would spend $569,637 in May and June on two television ads to promote Connecticut's business...
  • Democrats Must Stand For More Than Keno

    This week, the Democrats who control our state legislature will have their last chance to kill off the gambling game keno. The game, which is to be run by the Connecticut Lottery, is expected to generate about $30 million a year. This is about 0.1 percent...
  • Back9Network CEO/Founder Jamie Bosworth Resigns

     Back9Network CEO/Founder Jamie Bosworth Resigns
    Jamie Bosworth, founder and CEO of the Back9Network – a fledgling golf lifestyle TV and online programmer based in Hartford – has resigned, the company announced Friday. Bosworth quit "to pursue other career opportunities," Back9 confirmed in...