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Connecticut Economic Development

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Top Connecticut Economic Development Articles

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  • Connecticut May Be at the Forefront of a Storefront Arts Movement

    Connecticut May Be at the Forefront of a Storefront Arts Movement
    It used to be sort of an artistic guerilla movement: Find an empty urban storefront, take it over (with or without the owner's permission), show the public your latest funky inspiration and create some excitement and color to liven up a sad city...
  • Catherine R. Kane, government administrator

    Catherine R. Kane, government administrator
    Catherine R. Kane, a Harford County government administrator who earlier had worked for the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, died Feb. 12 from colon cancer at her Bel Air home. She was 65. "She really was an important part of Social...
  • MetLife Moving 2,600 Workers To North Carolina

    — MetLife will consolidate operations and shift jobs to North Carolina, where it will build two new campuses in a move aimed at saving hundreds of millions of dollars by 2016. An undisclosed number of jobs will be slashed in Bloomfield and other...
  • Other states woo Maryland's gun manufacturers

    Other states woo Maryland's gun manufacturers
    As Maryland contemplates passing one of the nation's strictest gun laws, at least seven other states have courted its gun manufacturers, offering tax incentives and open arms elsewhere. The governor of Texas, West Virginia's House speaker and an Illinois...
  • Taxpayers Should Know How Economic Development Dollars Are Spent

    As a general rule, transparency in government is a good thing — and that includes public disclosure of how the state's economic development dollars are being spent. That's especially true when governors such as Connecticut's Dannel P. Malloy are...
  • State Offered Development Deal To Makers Of Gun Used In Newtown Massacre

    State Offered Development Deal To Makers Of   Gun Used In Newtown Massacre
    Eight days before Adam Lanza used a Bushmaster AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to kill 26 children and women on Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, state officials offered the manufacturer of the gun a development deal to move its corporate...
  • 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...
  • Could Waterbury Become the Center of Connecticut's Pot-Growing Universe?

    Waterbury isn’t the first place in Connecticut you might associate with marijuana growing. After all, it’s a conservative little city known more for political corruption than the cultivation of high-class weed. (Both disgraced governor-...
  • Connecticut Ranks Last Among 50 States In Credit Quality Analysis By Hartford-based Conning Inc.

    Connecticut took a "nose dive" to last place in a report assessing the credit quality of all 50 states released Tuesday by Conning, Inc., a Hartford-based asset manager that does financial research for insurers and institutional investors. The report...
  • New Northeast Utilities Should Stay A Player

    For nearly two decades, Northeast Utilities has been an unusually strong and imaginative force in economic development in Connecticut and western Massachusetts. The company's economic development and community relations department had a small core of...
  • Busway Changing The Landscape

     Busway Changing The Landscape
    Behind the state Armory in Hartford, workers operate the backhoes and cranes that are carving a two-story retaining wall beside the Amtrak rail line. Roughly nine miles away, more crews are preparing a new off-ramp from Route 72 up to New Britain's...