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Connecticut Economic Development

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  • It's All About Jobs: Legislature Passes Bipartisan Incentives Bill

    It's All About Jobs: Legislature Passes Bipartisan Incentives Bill
    Lawmakers on Wednesday easily approved a $626 million package of incentives designed to create jobs, revive the economy and undo the state's image as hostile to business. The votes in the House of Representatives and the Senate were nearly unanimous....
  • Connecticut Jobs Bill Is Only A Good First Step

    New Haven underwent one of the first and most aggressive urban renewal programs in the country after World War II under Mayor Richard C. Lee. In an interview in 2002, a year before he died, Mr. Lee was asked why the program didn't achieve better results....
  • Chamber President Sorry Jackson Left Florida

    Florida's loss is Connecticut's gain. The president of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce feels that way as the Connecticut state legislature has approved Jackson Laboratory's plan to create 300 jobs over the next 10 years in return for $291...
  • Movie review: 'Janie Jones'

    Movie review: 'Janie Jones'
    Bad notes, old song in 'Janie Jones' In "Janie Jones," the guitar-slinging pre-teen girl with the long black hair is 15-year-old Abigail Breslin, a little tougher-looking since her "Little Miss Sunshine" debut but sporting the same appealing mixture of...
  • Movie review: 'The Other F Word'

    Movie review: 'The Other F Word'
    Punk rock dads open up In the documentary "The Other F Word" the word implied in the title is fatherhood; the film takes a look at the seemingly contradictory transition into middle age for men who are in a working rock band and also trying to settle...
  • Movie review: 'Silenced'

    Movie review: 'Silenced'
    'Silenced' is harrowing A recent hit in Korea, "Silenced" ("Dogani") is based on a true story in which administrators at a school for deaf children received extremely light penalties for sexually abusing their young charges. In the film, a teacher (Gong...
  • Report: The promise of corporate welfare is unpromising

    Report: The promise of corporate welfare is unpromising
    Corporate welfare in Connecticut is expensive, poorly tracked and of dubious merit, according to a new report by Good Jobs First, a think-tank dedicated to corporate accountability in state economic development. Taxpayer subsidies, like Gov. Dan Malloy'...
  • Sharing Visions For Hartford

    Sharing Visions For Hartford
    With Mayor Pedro Segarra having won election in his own right and a new-look city council, we asked local leaders and observers what the city's priorities should be. BE BOLD, DECISIVE By RAMANI AYER No. 1. Be a cheerleader. The capital should be a...
  • Connecticut's rehabbed ex-con politicians: Wouldn't you rather they just went away?

    Connecticut's rehabbed ex-con politicians: Wouldn't you rather they just went away?
    Connecticut hasn’t done very well at some stuff lately (think job creation or restoring storm-downed power lines), but we’ve definitely got a talent for rehabbing ex-con politicians. First it was our felonious former governor, John G....
  • Can Connecticut Afford to Hand Out $860 Million in Tax Incentives to Businesses Each Year?

    Can Connecticut Afford to Hand Out $860 Million in Tax Incentives to Businesses Each Year?
    A new analysis by the New York Times puts the national tab at more than $80 billion a year in state and local taxpayer handouts to businesses. Those include tax breaks, low-interest loans and outright cash giveaways to encourage companies to locate in a...
  • Serious Scones: British Baked Goods at Dere Street in Danbury

    Serious Scones: British Baked Goods at Dere Street in Danbury
    The giant, dry, triangular bread products most Americans know as scones bear little resemblance to true British scones, asserts Dave Cooper, founder of Dere Street, a Danbury-based maker of English baked goods from scones to shortbreads, tea breads and...