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CT approves $8.5M for transit-oriented development projects

Joe Cooper |

Projects in Hartford and West Hartford are among five municipalities that share in an $8.5 million grant to accelerate transit-oriented development, the governor announced.

Report: 68% of Hartford residents in ‘challenged’ areas

Joe Cooper |

Hartford has the most residents living in “challenged” neighborhoods in the U.S., according to a new report.

Nonprofit Notebook — June 18, 2018

A Wells Fargo & Co.-administered small business program that aims to spur minority business growth has awarded $850,000 in funding to the...

Farmington hosts economic development breakfast

The town of Farmington's Economic Development Commission welcomed speaker Jason Giulietti, vice president of business recruitment at the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, at its May...

'Maverick' Hopgood no stranger to confronting boardroom politics

By Andy Thibault Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

When it comes to boardroom politics and good old boys, Suzanne Hopgood knows the score — and she's not averse to sharing the gory details.

Guts, diligence, hands-on leadership define Orr's career, volunteer work

Andy Thibault Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

On a Sunday 40 years ago, electron beam welder trainee Bob Balboni walked onto the floor at KTI Inc. in East Windsor and found the owner, Howard Orr, working the line.

Hartford nonprofit nets $850K to fund biz loans, grants

Joe Cooper |

A Wells Fargo & Co.-administered small business program that aims to spur minority business growth has awarded $850,000 in funding to the Hartford Community Loan Fund (HCLF).

CRDA halts XL Center eminent domain threat

Greg Bordonaro |

The head of the Capital Region Development Authority says he is postponing plans to seek eminent domain authority to take over a key portion of XL Center's atrium and adjoining retail/office space...

Telecom industry books major win in municipal-broadband fight

Matt Pilon |

The state's telecommunications industry has booked a major win in its municipal-broadband fight.

Feds OK all 72 CT ‘opportunity zones’

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut has won federal approval of its 72 “opportunity zones'' (OZs) statewide, making them eligible to lure tax-favored private investment to improve housing and jobs in the neediest...

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