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Connecticut Economic Development

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Top Connecticut Economic Development Articles

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  • 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,...
  • City Emails Shed Light On Early Rock Cats Talks

    City Emails Shed Light On Early Rock Cats Talks
    HARTFORD — On a late November afternoon in 2012, city officials met with executives from the New Britain Rock Cats and put in motion a secret 18-month negotiation to bring the minor league club to Hartford. The meeting at Salute on Trumbull Street...
  • 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,...
  • Five questions for Steve C. Huber

    Five questions for Steve C. Huber
    Investors for years have poured money into bonds despite the low yields, viewing them as low-risk and reliable. The trend has been so dominant that some experts have warned of a so-called "safety bubble." But after the Federal Reserve indicated that...
  • Gun Making Part Of Connecticut's Fabric

    From coast to coast, politicians and pundits quickly grasped the irony when the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown landed Connecticut, the home and birthplace of the American firearms industry, at the center of a national...
  • Connecticut In An Economic Headlock

    Years ago, there was a sign on the ceiling of a college wrestling room that read: "If you can read this, you are in trouble. Move!" The sign on Connecticut's ceiling is a report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis showing that the state was dead last...
  • Conn. gun company moves, could Maryland be next?

    Conn. gun company moves, could Maryland be next?
    Connecticut will lose its first gun manufacturer in the wake of its strict new gun law, and the South Carolina economic development officials who lured them to the Palmetto state may woo disaffected Maryland gun companies next. "We'll be looking at...
  • Nearby Water Is Superior Solution For UConn's Needs

    Connecticut has made a policy and financial commitment to the University of Connecticut in Storrs. As a result, UConn is experiencing rapid growth, which is good for students and for businesses looking to hire talented young people. This growth, however,...