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Time for public-private partnerships to drive CT’s economic growth, development

Oz Griebel | 1

Vibrant metro areas like Atlanta and Oklahoma City sustain their enviable economic success on public-private partnerships.

Hartford leaders urge CT to privatize its city realty

Gregory Seay | 3

Hartford leaders are urging the state to bundle and sell to private investors — and lease back from them — its city office and other buildings.

Report: CT ranks 44th in biz tax climate

An annual ranking of state tax burdens on businesses released by the conservative-leaning Tax Foundation ranked Connecticut in the bottom tier of business-friendly states.

Food market set next to 777 Main apts.

Gregory Seay |

A boutique food market in the shadow of downtown Hartford's high-rise 777 Main St. apartments will open early next year, say both the landlord and the store's owner.

State launches minority business initiative

The state has launched the Minority Business Initiative to boost access to technical assistance, state, federal and private funding.

Casino pits area communities in chase for jobs, fresh revenue

Gregory Seay |

Competition is heating up among several Hartford area towns chasing a “satellite'' casino that they say can bring jobs and other economic opportunities to their borders.

Urban farming takes root in Hartford

John Stearns |

More vacant parcels and derelict buildings across the country are returning to productive use as urban farms and other food-related enterprises, according to a recent report from...

CT housing permits rose in September

Connecticut's cities and towns in September issued nearly double the permits for new housing construction than a month earlier, the state says.

Hartford Dev. Dir. Deller quits amid collapsed stadium deal

Greg Bordonaro| Matt Pilon |

Two days after Hartford City Council President Shawn Wooden called for his resignation following the sudden and embarrassing collapse of the Dillon Stadium redevelopment, Hartford Director of...

New funds made available for brownfields remediation

The state is accepting applications for $7.5 million in grants that will be awarded to help clean up former industrial sites in communities throughout the state. The funds are being made available...

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