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CT’s ‘Step Up’ program has subsidized 2,200 hires

A state program launched in 2012 has subsidized the hiring of more than 2,200 Connecticut residents, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced.

CT sees fewer women-owned firms in '14

As we honor Greater Hartford's remarkable "Women in Business" in this week's issue, it's a good time to reflect on the economic impact women have in Connecticut.

Hartford’s social enterprise hub preps startups for business, community impact

Matthew Broderick |

Kate Emery's latest venture — the establishment of a social enterprise incubator and co-working space in downtown Hartford — traces its roots to a simple question she asked herself in the...

Third generation jewelers a Main Street mainstay

Stan Simpson |

For Bill and Wayne Bray, their love of the jewelry business and attention to customer service can be traced almost 100 years ago to a great uncle who had a talent for watchmaking.

Hartford retailer wins SBA award

Express Countertops, Kitchen & Flooring LLC in Hartford has won the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business of the Year award for Connecticut, the agency announced.

North Haven manufacturer awarded energy grant

North Haven energy manufacturer Precision Combustion Inc. received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Small Business Innovation Research program to develop natural gas into commodity...

State aid to businesses hits overdrive under Malloy

Gregory Seay| Greg Bordonaro | 2

The Malloy administration has opened Connecticut's credit and grant window to businesses to the tune of $234.7 million the last two fiscal years. That's about 74 percent more than the state handed...

CT Green Guide publishes Spring edition

HBJ's sustainable business-to-business magazine on Monday published its Spring 2014 edition, looking at the crisis in the waste-to-energy industry, the burden new customers face with natural gas...

Malloy: Small business loan program has helped over 1,000 companies


Small Business Express, which Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration created two years ago, has provided loans to 1,015 Connecticut companies, the governor’s office announced.

CT marijuana grower to keep license

The Department of Consumer Protection on Friday decided to allow Advanced Grow Labs of West Haven to keep its medical marijuana growing license, despite concerns that one of the company's team...

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