The number of patents issued to Connecticut residents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been climbing steadily, from 1,384 in 2007 to 2,168 in 2013, the most recent year available. That places Connecticut at #8 in the nation, according to the state Department of Economic and Community Development.
The state is not […]
If Greater New Haven is thriving, the region’s rapidly-growing immigrant population is a key reason, according to a new research study. The report, entitled Understanding the Impact of Immigration in Greater New Haven, compiles data from federal, state and local government agencies, as well as information generated locally by DataHaven and The Community Foundation of […]
Among the meteorologists reporting on the Blizzard of 2015 on Connecticut’s local television stations are Dan Amarante and Sam Kantrow, who began their careers as student meteorologists-in-training at Western Connecticut State University and now can be seen on FOX Connecticut and NewsChannel 8. Amarante has lived in Connecticut his entire life, growing up in Cheshire, and graduated from Western […]
Is Connecticut in for another Blizzard of ’78? For those old enough to remember, there has been nothing like it since. The blizzard shut down the state of Connecticut and much of New England – roads, businesses, schools, just about everything. The legendary storm is not only vivid in memories – it has been the subject […]
Which state has 99,965 millionaires? Connecticut. How many states have a greater percentage of millionaires, based on population? Only one.
Connecticut is ranked at #2 among the states in an analysis of the number of millionaires, as a percentage of population, developed by Phoenix Marketing International. Only Maryland has a higher percentage – and Connecticut moved […]
More than 2,000 female volleyball players from across the Northeast spent the holiday weekend in Hartford for the New England Region Volleyball Association’s 2015 Mizuno New England Winterfest Volleyball Tournament, held at the Connecticut Convention Center. The event, which started in Hartford six years ago, has steadily grown in popularity, and will be returning for […]
When 300 of the nation’s Mayors convene in Washington for a three-day conference beginning on Wednesday, a baker’s dozen from Connecticut will be among them. Thirteen chief elected officials from Connecticut comunities, including two who serve as co-chairs of key committees, will be participating in the 83rd Winter Meetings of the National Conference of Mayors. […]
For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of public school students across the country are considered “low-income,” according to a new study by the Southern Education Foundation. While poor children are spread across the country, concentrations are highest in the South and in the West. Connecticut has among the lowest percentages […]
Connecticut ranks #41 in its policy environment for small businesses and entrepreneurship, according to a study that ranked the 50 states in a Small Business Policy Index. Most of the New England states landed towards the bottom of the list, with none ranking in the top 25.
The report, Small Business Policy Index 2014: Ranking […]
If you’ve ever made a purchase at a museum store and wondered about how the merchandise was selected or the store operates, there will be no shortage of experts from the industry in Hartford this spring. The 60th Annual Museum Store Association Retail Conference & Expo will be held April 17-20, 2015 at the Connecticut Convention […]
The license renewal application of WTIC-AM, filed more than a year ago, remains on “enforcement hold” at the Federal Communications Commission, as the agency’s Enforcement Bureau continues to consider “an alleged violation of FCC rules,” according to an FCC official.
Until the enforcement hold is lifted, the agency’s Media Bureau cannot proceed with a decision […]
If you’re flying out of Bradley International Airport (BDL), you’re probably flying to Atlanta. According to data from the United States Department of Transportation, the top five destinations from Bradley are Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Orlando, and Chicago.
If a recent trip to the airport has left you with the impression that the terminal in Windsor […]
Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC), the downtown revitalization and economic development non-profit, is awarding eight organizations and municipalities a total of $80,000 in 2015 Preservation of Place grants. The grants will be used to provide Bridgeport, Canton, Hartford, New Milford, Newtown, Putnam, Torrington, and Windsor Locks with targeted resources to increase their capacity to plan for […]
Boston’s selection by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) as the United States representative in the sweepstakes to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games could be good news for Connecticut.
The USOC will hope to convince international Olympicsvoters to bring the Summer Games to America after a 28-year gap. The International Olympic Committee will award the […]