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Connecticut Economic Development

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Top Connecticut Economic Development Articles

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  • Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track

    Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track
    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected four years ago, Connecticut had the worst achievement gap between poor minority students and suburban white students in the country. In addition, overall test scores were flat, and the state was consistently...
  • Pryor Tells Superintendents: 'You Are On The Right Track'

    Pryor Tells Superintendents: 'You Are On The Right Track'
    HARTFORD — A day after announcing his plans to leave soon, state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor addressed superintendents at their annual back-to-school meeting Tuesday, pointing to progress made during his watch and urging them to go forward...
  • Developers Update Canton Officials On Collins Company Site

    Developers Update Canton Officials On Collins Company Site
    CANTON — Efforts to finance redevelopment of the old Collins Company ax factory site have so far been unsuccessful, but the group pushing the plan is pinning its hopes on finding local investors. Members of the group gave an overview of their...
  • State's Last Textile Mill Back Up And Running

    That the state's last traditional textile mill is back in business is cause for celebration. The Warren mills in Stafford Springs made quality woolens for men's suits and coats for 160 years. Hearts were broken when the operation closed in December,...
  • Connecticut's Story Key To Cultural Tourism

    Culture, tourism, placemaking and economic development are four concepts that belong together. Good public policy requires thinking strategically about their interrelatedness. Despite being one of only six states with abundant, on-the-ground and...
  • No Holiday Peace For Politicians

    The state's two major political parties engaged in spitball by press release through the holiday season. It will grow barbarous as the year advances. Partisans will become sensitive about the tone and substance of the exchanges as they grow more fierce....
  • The Job Of Creating Jobs

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's economic development program is a valid topic for critical discussion, but not the way Tom Foley is doing it. In a Jan. 2 press release, the Republican gubernatorial hopeful blasted the state Department of Economic and...
  • Esty Leaving Malloy Administration, But What Will His Legacy Be?

    Esty Leaving Malloy Administration, But What Will His Legacy Be?
    The state-government half of one of Connecticut's political power couples is departing Gov. Malloy's administration and heading back to academia, and there's a real question about what Daniel Esty is leaving in his wake. Esty (husband of U.S. Rep....
  • 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...