Driver shortage forces haulers to lift pay, perks to woo workers

Ansonia trucking-company operator John Pruchnicki uses nearly every tool in his kit to recruit and retain some of Connecticut's 57,000 or so commercially licensed truck drivers to his payroll.

Greater Hartford Health releases Fall 2017 issue

Check out the latest edition of our quarterly magazine Greater Hartford Health.

Brokers: Though plenty to offer, CT an unlikely Amazon home

Online retail giant Amazon's explosive growth and market influence has been a factor in the rapid growth and labor demand in the nation's trucking industry.

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Major city of Hartford debt insurers open to refinancing

Two insurance companies that insure the Capital City's debt say a long-term refinancing could help Hartford avoid a bankruptcy filing.

Report: Crime down over past six years in Connecticut

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Foxwoods adding kart racing to casino attractions

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Malloy, GOP spar over whether budget's town aid increase is real

A key selling point of the Republican-crafted state budget is that it somehow boosts municipal grants modestly while still closing huge projected deficits.

UConn opens heat research lab

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Madison finance exec to make run for governor

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Tolls would be required for Larson's 'big dig'

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Report: Greater Hartford's GDP flat in 2016

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Malloy: My GOP budget criticism is vetting, not kvetching

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy took a softer tack Thursday in his continuing critique of the Republican budget now on its way to his desk, saying he was offering “constructive feedback” and...


Connecticut's 50 oldest companies

In order of founding year

RankCompanyFounding year
1Field View Farm, Orange1639
2Lyman Orchards, Middlefield1741
3Hartford Courant, Hartford1764
4Ahlstrom-Munksjo, Windsor Locks1767
4Griswold Inn, Essex1776

Source: Each company via survey, Hartford Business Journal archives, CT Historical Society Waterman Research Center, CT Business Registration Data Portal, company websites and news reports

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