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Boosting CT’s innovation ecosystem smart policy

State lawmakers have taken on much criticism for their handling of state finances, but one area where they deserve credit is some of the economic-development initiatives they passed recently in...

How CT aims to innovate its way into the 'New Economy'

Gregory Seay |

State Sen. John Fonfara has crafted a novel economic-development blueprint that aims to reshape and elevate the state's fledgling innovation ecosystem.

Controversial hedge fund aid passes with little opposition

Two members of the state Bond Commission this morning opposed providing $22 million in state bond funding to Bridgewater Associates, a Connecticut hedge fund that manages more than $130 billion.

State launches manufacturing jobs challenge

Keith Griffin |

The state's public community colleges and several manufacturers have joined together to launch a “300 Jobs, 300 Days” campaign to enroll and graduate a minimum of 300 students in the...

As a ‘back-office’ venue, Hartford ranks high

Gregory Seay | 1

Hartford presents a compelling, money-saving case for companies to install or relocate their “back-office'' operations to the city and state, according to a new report.

Foodshare Nonprofit Profile

A look at the finances of the nonprofit Foodshare, as well as other nonprofit news from Greater Hartford.

Bill tightens oversight on state biz incentives

On the last day of session, the state Senate approved stronger oversight of economic development and job creation programs. The bill, which previously passed the House, now goes to Gov. Dannel Malloy...

Bloomfield bottling plant opposition misguided

John Horak | 1

While GE's departure is the most salient example, two seemingly unrelated local events reveal the depth of an anti-business prejudice and its victims.

Barnes & Noble to run UConn bookstores; Hartford location in play

Greg Bordonaro |

UConn has chosen Barnes & Noble as its next campus bookstore operator, according to the agenda for today's scheduled board of trustees meeting.

Why Bradley won its airport tug-of-war for Aer Lingus

Gregory Seay | 1

When Aer Lingus launches trans-Atlantic service from Bradley International Airport to Dublin in September, more will be at stake than trying regularly to fill seats for its nonstop, seven-hour...

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