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Connecticut Economic Development

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  • 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,...
  • Gov. Malloy Open To Having NHL Hockey Back In Hartford

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday he is talking to investors seeking to bring an NHL franchise to Hartford, but he emphasized the return of hockey remains a remote possibility. "I have spoken to individuals who have expressed a desire to bring a team...
  • States Provide Lucrative Subsidies For Gunmakers

    — Governments in nine states have awarded at least $49 million in subsidies in the past five years to gun and ammunition makers whose products are under scrutiny after the school shootings in Newtown. Almost 85 percent of those tax breaks or...
  • Malloy Assesses Road Ahead After Newtown, State Struggles

    Malloy Assesses Road Ahead After Newtown, State Struggles
    State officials know they must respond to the Newtown massacre and do whatever can be done to prevent another seriously disturbed gunman from slaughtering innocent people. It has to be a top priority. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made that clear in his State...
  • Time For 'Opposite Malloy' To Repair Economic Damage

    In a classic "Seinfeld" episode, the ever-hapless George Costanza decides it's time to change his strategy. "Every decision that I've ever made in my entire life has been wrong. My life is the complete opposite of everything I've wanted to be." His...
  • Long Hours And Sharp Elbows

     For much of his life, Dannel Malloy has been an avid fan of hockey and rugby.     Both rough-and-tumble sports are highly physical and require quick movements, sharp elbows and fast decisions. A rugby player for 22 years, Malloy finally quit when his...
  • Expanding UConn Must Tap Fresh Water Supply

    Expanding UConn Must Tap Fresh Water Supply
    The University of Connecticut and the town of Mansfield need additional reliable long-term sources of water. That's a well-documented fact, and one borne out by years of review and planning. But that's not because UConn isn't a good steward. On the...
  • Can Connecticut Afford to Hand Out $860 Million in Tax Incentives to Businesses Each Year?

    Can Connecticut Afford to Hand Out $860 Million in Tax Incentives to Businesses Each Year?
    A new analysis by the New York Times puts the national tab at more than $80 billion a year in state and local taxpayer handouts to businesses. Those include tax breaks, low-interest loans and outright cash giveaways to encourage companies to locate in a...
  • Puerto Ricans Debate Whether to Become the 51st State

    Puerto Ricans Debate Whether to Become the 51st State
    The news from Puerto Rico after last November's elections could not have been more clear: "Puerto Rico Approves Statehood," crowed the Washington Post. "Puerto Ricans favor statehood for the first time," read the headline on CNN.com. So nothing seemed...