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Connecticut Economic Development

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Top Connecticut Economic Development Articles

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  • New thinking for city finances

    City finances have long been under pressure, but the Great Recession and steady attacks on federal and state spending have compounded local financial difficulties. The National League of Cities' annual research brief, City Fiscal Conditions, documents...
  • TicketNetwork Withdrawing From 'First Five' Program After CEO's Arrest

    TicketNetwork Withdrawing From 'First Five' Program After CEO's Arrest
    TicketNetwork announced Wednesday that the company was pulling out of a high-profile economic development program following a tumultuous three days that began when CEO Donald Vaccaro was arrested early Monday. "TicketNetwork is regrettably withdrawing...
  • Crime and Punishment: One-percenters accused of hate crimes

    Crime and Punishment: One-percenters accused of hate crimes
    Anne Spurzem is apparently miffed that her alma mater, Smith College, is admitting more gays and poor girls “of color,” making it less appealing to college applicants in Westchester and Fairfield counties. In a letter to the student...
  • Bridgeport Reboot: The nuts and bolts of urban renewal in Park City

    Bridgeport Reboot: The nuts and bolts of urban renewal in Park City
    The phrase "Only in Bridgeport" is usually uttered when a mayor goes to prison or an election snafu holds statewide results in limbo. It's also the title of a local-focused web site that chronicles the good, the bad and the ugly in the Park City. Now,...
  • 'Job creators' don't want to create jobs

    'Job creators' don't want to create jobs
    Gov. Dannel Malloy announced the agenda for his Oct. 6 "Economic Summit" yesterday. It follows his months-long Jobs Tour in which he talked to businesses, labor groups and other stakeholders across the state.  From what I can tell, neither the tour...
  • State Must Roll Up Sleeves To Help Create Jobs

    State Must Roll Up Sleeves To Help Create Jobs
    Editor's Note: With no net job creation here in two decades, Connecticut needs jobs. Our editorial and five other views on this page offer thoughts on getting people back to work. We'd like to hear what you think is the key to creating jobs as well: Email...
  • James C. Smith: Leadership Will Give Business Confidence

    As tempting as it is to think otherwise, there is no "one thing" that will restart job growth in Connecticut, and we best remember that. It does, however, all begin with one thing — leadership from the state Capitol in reshaping the public...
  • Malloy Holding Jobs Summit Thursday In Hartford

    Governor Dannel Malloy will be hosting a day-long jobs summit Thursday, coming on the heels of his statewide jobs tour that brought him to 70 events around the state. Ever since taking office, Malloy has declared that "Connecticut is open for business.''...
  • Jobs Summit: North Carolina Model Could Help Connecticut

    Be like North Carolina. That theme came up Thursday at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s jobs summit when leaders discussed which road Connecticut should take after 22 years of no net job growth. A Moody's forecaster said that North Carolina made the right...
  • Two Governors, Two Styles: Tax Increases In Connecticut, Tax Cuts In Nebraska

    In Nebraska, Republican Gov. Dave Heineman enacted the biggest tax cut in state history, and the state's unemployment rate of 4.2 percent is now the second lowest in the nation. In Connecticut, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy enacted the largest tax...
  • Allentown businesses ready to fight arena project

    Allentown businesses ready to fight arena project
    No one expects the puck to drop in downtown Allentown before the 2013 hockey season, but there's going to be a fight there a lot sooner than that. As city officials set an aggressive pace to clear the block west of Seventh Street and north of Hamilton...