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Connecticut Economic Development

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Top Connecticut Economic Development Articles

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  • Ballpark Poised To Join Growing List Of Projects Remaking Downtown

    Ballpark Poised To Join Growing List Of Projects Remaking Downtown
    HARTFORD — For years, the barren stretch of Main Street just north of downtown Hartford was notable for a now-demolished decaying building that earned the nickname "butt-ugly." But a decades-long drought of redevelopment north of I-84 could be...
  • 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,...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • Tax Study Can Help Fix State's Rudderless Economy

    Tax Study Can Help Fix State's Rudderless Economy
    During the campaign for governor, it is safe to assume that economic issues will be discussed in detail. As the conversation meanders through familiar territory — deficits, debt, unfunded liabilities, job data, taxes and expenditures — one...
  • 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...
  • Manufacturing's 'Second Wind' Comes With A Little State Help For Two Firms

    Two aerospace manufacturers in Connecticut landed million-dollar state aid deals on Wednesday to help them expand operations and create jobs. In Westbrook, a fluid control systems manufacturer, The Lee Co., will use more than $20 million from the state...
  • Rock Cats Deal A Hit Out Of The Park

    Rock Cats Deal A Hit Out Of The Park
    There was cheering at Wednesday's press conference announcing the move of the New Britain Rock Cats to Hartford, as if the home team had just rallied for a win. Mayor Pedro Segarra told the assemblage that the city would spend up to $60 million to build...
  • State Giving New Milford Manufacturer $750,000 For Expansion

    Neeltran, a maker of custom transformers and power systems in New Milford, will receive a $750,000 loan from the state Department of Economic and Community Development for a renovation and 6,000-square-foot addition that's expected to lead to 10 new jobs....
  • Field Of Dreams Requires Some Hard Thinking

    Field Of Dreams Requires Some Hard Thinking
    Think about it — a beautiful night in June, sitting in the stands behind home plate, looking out at the downtown Hartford skyline. How better to put an exclamation point on the Hartford renaissance! I love this dream. I travel frequently to...
  • Hopeful But Wary: Will Promising Signs For Home Construction Fizzle Once Again?

    Hopeful But Wary: Will Promising Signs For Home Construction Fizzle Once Again?
    PLAINVILLE — Home builder Johnny Carrier savors the nail gun's staccato tap-tap as two workers finish piecing together two-by-fours at Samuel's Crossing near the Plainville-Farmington line. Carpenters hoist up the wall frame for the colonial,...