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Connecticut Economic Development

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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Arena plan wins face-off

    Arena plan wins face-off
    It was drop-the-gloves time in Allentown City Council chambers Wednesday night. A parade of downtown merchants, their attorneys and supporters laid into city officials, saying their heavy-handed efforts to pressure them into selling their properties...
  • 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'...
  • TMI: David B. Panagore, Urbanist

    Name: David B. Panagore Age: 48 Occupation: urbanist Found at: Salute (Hartford) Note: Mr. Panagore was the city of Hartford's chief operating officer. He was hired to be the city's director of development services by former Mayor Eddie Perez and was...
  • Independent puts money behind Senate run

    Independent puts money behind Senate run
    Arguing that the two-party system is corrupt, a Montgomery County businessman is pouring his own money into an independent bid for the U.S. Senate from Maryland. Rob Sobhani, 52, who announced his candidacy this month, is the first candidate to buy...