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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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Walker For Lt. Gov. On Republican Ticket

    Walker For Lt. Gov. On Republican Ticket
    If you harbor the suspicion that state government could run more efficiently and less expensively, you might want to call in a no-nonsense accountant with a green eyeshade to poke around the bureaucratic labyrinth. Someone like David Walker. Mr....
  • Wethersfield Putting Its History Down In Panels For Interpretive Trail

    WETHERSFIELD — America's first cavalry unit mustered in Wethersfield, the nation's first and second presidents both visited First Church, and the most famous elm tree in America once stood on the Broad Street green. Those are just a few of the...
  • As Atlantic City's fortunes fade, casino workers fear bleak future

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — After 19 years working as a cook at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino, Dave Rose is counting the weeks until he and about 2,000 fellow workers lose their jobs when the casino is shuttered at the end of the summer. The Showboat...
  • Recession Was The Mother Of Invention

    Recession Was The Mother Of Invention
    PLYMOUTH — The housing crash devastated firms in construction — site developers, home builders, carpenters, electricians — but the seismic waves went far beyond that epicenter. Kim Pelletier, president of Truck Builders of Connecticut,...
  • Good Intentions Not Enough For Stadium

    When Hartford officials announced their plan to build a stadium to bring the Rock Cats Double A baseball team to the city from New Britain, I thought it was a good idea. I believed then that Hartford government leaders had done due diligence. But as...
  • Presentation July 10 On Affordable Care Act For Small Businesses

    With rules on small business Obamacare health coverage creating ongoing confusion, the Community Economic Development Fund is hosting a free presentation next week for small business owners on the Affordable Care Act. The meeting is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:...