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GOP pitches bills on workforce development, job training

Joe Cooper |

Senate Republicans unveiled a second wave of legislation Thursday they say would lift barriers to employment, increase job training and lighten the burden for first-time homebuyers.

A peek into Lamont's economic-development playbook

Greg Bordonaro |

For those interested in learning about Gov. Ned Lamont's economic-development vision, he offered a sneak peek Feb. 1, airing plans to restructure — to some degree — the Department of...

Amid quest to build Silicon Valley-style hub, some Stanley+Techstars startups eagerly call Hartford 'home'

Gregory Seay |

These startup founders, hailing from around the world, participated in the first Stanley+Techstars accelerator program and are now trying to grow their businesses from Hartford.

Jim Hennessey | Owner, The Music People

Sean Teehan |

At 83 years old, Jim Hennessey is still in the office every day at The Music People, the Berlin-based music accessory and professional audio equipment company he started four decades ago.

CT's Whitcraft adds 3-D printer to fold

Gregory Seay |

Northeastern Connecticut aeroparts maker The Whitcraft Group has acquired a New Hampshire company's three-dimensional, metal printing technology.

Democrats unite on medical leave, $15 minimum wage


House and Senate Democrats topped their legislative agenda Monday with pledges to adopt paid family and medical leave and a $15-per-hour state minimum wage.

To assert relevance, liberal-arts colleges lean into skills training, business partnerships

Sean Teehan |

To assert relevance, liberal-arts colleges are adopting skills-training programs and business partnerships.

CT’s smaller manufacturers retrying for apprenticeship tax credit

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut's small- and mid-size manufacturers are trying again to persuade state lawmakers and the governor to grant them access to a tax credit open to larger producers that train apprentices on...

Enfield’s Fabbrica to relo to leased Windsor space

Gregory Seay |

Fabbrica USA, the Enfield building-products maker that recently sidelined plans to erect a $17.3 million Windsor production facility, has settled for the time being on leasing 135,410 square feet of...

Sikorsky parent “de-risks” $2.6 billion in pension obligations

Matt Pilon |

Defense giant Lockheed Martin, which acquired Stratford's Sikorsky for $9 billion just over three years ago, said it has inked deals to shift $2.6 billion in retiree pension obligations to Prudential...

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