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Connecticut Economic Development

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Top Connecticut Economic Development Articles

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  • Keep Female Inmates Here, Not Alabama

    Do you remember how the last out-of-state transfer of prison inmates went? In 1999, the state sent 500 inmates to a prison in rural Virginia to ease crowding in the Connecticut system. They were later moved to another prison after two inmates died under...
  • A Blueprint To Reboot Hartford

    They were once powerhouses, these old industrial cities in the Northeast and Midwest, centers of employment, finance and culture. But since the mid-20th century, these cities have lost jobs and population and now face daunting social, economic and...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Federal Sequester Hits State Job Programs

    Recently, we learned that members of Congress can act quickly when their flights heading home might be delayed. When it comes to the rest of us, all we get is, well — nothing. Congress protected the air traffic controllers from damaging cuts under...
  • Bridgeport Is Worse Off Than Stockton

    Bridgeport Is Worse Off Than Stockton
    Stockton is one of California's larger cities. Nearly a year ago, its city council voted to file for bankruptcy. This is the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in the nation's history. Bridgeport, however, is in worse financial condition that Stockton...
  • 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...
  • 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...