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Report: Hartford area office, industrial vacancies projected to fall

Patricia Daddona |

Hartford is seeing industrial vacancies fall and office leasing expand, according to a commercial real estate forecast that suggests overall U.S., Canada, German and UK markets are still in flux.

Pratt's production surge boosts aerospace supplier's business

Howard French | Journal Inquirer |

Colin Cooper, CEO of Eastford's Whitcraft Group, once described Connecticut's aerospace industry as “a mile wide and an inch deep.”

Towns selected to host third casino have mixed reactions

Eric Bedner and Harlan Levy| Journal Inquirer |

As the joint venture formed by the state's two casino-owning tribes narrows its search to two communities for the site of a potential third casino in the state, some skepticism remains.

House Dems unveil economic development proposals

Greg Bordonaro | 2

Two leading Democrats in the state House Friday introduced 10 bills aimed at encouraging job growth and economic development, including measures that expand eligibility for the angel investor tax...

Volleyball tourney to bring $4.5M impact to region

Patricia Daddona |

Greater Hartford is hosting an expanded volleyball tournament that organizers say will ultimately bring $4.5 million in revenue and 14,000 enthusiasts to the region.

Hartford youth leader retiring; national search planned

Patricia Daddona |

Bob Rath, CEO of Our Piece of the Pie Inc. (OPP), a Hartford-based youth services nonprofit, is retiring at the end of the year, and OPP is undertaking a national search for his successor.

Hartford Wolf Pack to call XL Center home for another season

Patricia Daddona |

The Hartford Wolf Pack, the N.Y. Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, will continue playing home games at the downtown XL Center through the 2017-18 season, the Rangers announced Wednesday.

Owners swap interests in Mystic, Hartford hotels

Hersha Hospitality Trust has sold two Hartford hotels for $8.5 million to the Waterford Hotel Group in exchange for ownership of the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa.

Businesses are moving into empty spaces in Enfield

Will Healey | Journal Inquirer |

With the recent sales of several vacant business properties in town, the local economy is showing signs of improvement, the town’s community development director says.

Craft suds joining crab cakes at Bradley

Gregory Seay |

Air travelers to and from Connecticut's flagship airport have recently gotten two new spaces in which to relax and refuel, and soon will have a third.

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