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CT craft distillers say tight laws holding back industry's growth

Joe Cooper |

The state's craft distillers say tight regulations, including limitations on on-site drink sales, are holding back the industry's growth.

C-corp vs S-corp: Federal tax reforms alter business structure pros and cons

Corey Veneziano |

When the Tax and Jobs Act of 2017 was signed into law by President Trump, it was the most significant change to tax policy our country has seen in more than 30 years.

Manchester dangles downtown redevelopment carrot

Gregory Seay |

Manchester is offering no-interest loans of $25,000 to $250,000 to entrepreneurs and landlords who invest in improving their downtown commercial spaces.

Hartford’s HALO acquired for $43M

Joe Cooper |

A seller of mobile accessories from Utah says it's acquired HALO, a Hartford-based developer of portable chargers, for $43 million in a cash and stock deal.

Lt. Gov.-elect Bysiewicz names 5 staffers

Joe Cooper |

Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut's incoming lieutenant governor, on Monday tapped five key staff to her office.

Five ways to tell if a slowdown will turn into a recession


Clifton Broumand has started noticing something is off at the trade shows.

Fortifying CT's economic-development blueprint

Gregory Seay| Matt Pilon |

Several Connecticut economists, a lawmaker and the current Department of Economic and Community Development commissioner offered up suggestions to the incoming governor for leveraging state assets...

After 8 years, $1B-plus in deals, Malloy's economic record mixed

Gregory Seay| Matt Pilon |

The Malloy administration has transformed the state's jobs strategy, aggressively ramping up corporate incentives to compete for companies. But eight years later, the economy has barely budged.

Gov. Malloy to oversee final Bond Commission mtg.; tens of millions up for vote

Joe Cooper |

Outgoing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will oversee, likely for the final time, a state Bond Commission meeting Tuesday morning with tens of millions of dollars under consideration for various transportation...

El Pollo Guapo debuts in Hartford's Front Street District

Joe Cooper |

A new lunch and dinner eatery known for its rotisserie chicken bowls debuts Wednesday in downtown Hartford's Front Street entertainment district.

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