Nine Connecticut communities are among the best in the nation for starting a small business, according to student loan company LendEdu, which has produced a list of the 500 Best Cities to Start a Small Business in the U.S.
Storrs/Mansfield topped the list in Connecticut at 89. Also making the list were Stamford (178), Farmington […]
A decade ago, local producer/director/writer Jennifer Boyd’s documentary Teens Behind the Wheel brought an EMMY Award and generated impactful airing on Connecticut Public Television and PBS, along with much discussion on news programs and increased awareness at driving schools across the country. Well, it’s a decade later, and technology has provided the foundation for […]
Connecticut’s deteriorating transportation infrastructure, and the lack of sufficient funding to make needed improvements, have been in the news often in recent months. While not an immediate solution to pressing challenges, an announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation may provide encouragement for those seeking longer-term remedies.
The U.S. DOT has selected the University of […]
They may be disbanded, but they’re sticking together – driven by a belief that the state’s future hangs in the balance.
The Connecticut Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, a panel of primarily state business leaders appointed by the state legislature and Governor last year to help the state grapple with its ongoing fiscal […]
by Caroline Goldstein
When you think of Connecticut, you might think of fall foliage, Gilmore Girls, big casinos, Mark Twain, Mystic Pizza, Yale University, country clubs, and commuters (and, if you’re Senator Chris Murphy, pizza to rival New York’s City’s). You might not think of Connecticut as a great state to start a small business—but […]
If the pendulum for Connecticut manufacturing is swinging in the right direction, women may be a good part of the reason why. That dynamic was in evidence last week as the New Haven Manufacturers Association, the state’s largest manufacturers association, elected its officers for the coming year.
Katherine Houlihan was elected as president. She is […]
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System was designed to focus the nation on behaviors among youth related to the leading causes of mortality and morbidity among both youth and adults and to assess how these risk behaviors change over time.
In Connecticut, the times they are a changin’. Data released this week by the state […]
Described as “the largest industry event on the aerospace calendar,” the Farnborough International Airshow, to be held in mid-July in Great Britain, boasts more than 1500 exhibitors from more than 50 countries. Among them will be a contingent from the State of Connecticut, if the state’s aerospace industry suppliers step up and sign on. At […]
Stamford-based Whitmyer Group, patent and trademark attorneys and litigators with expertise in intellectual property and technology, has launched InventLab™ in its downtown Stamford offices.
Described as providing an opportunity for companies developing inventions to “tap into WHIPgroup’s tech and IP Law know-how in order to grow and expand their businesses,” the expansion is drawing praise […]
The child poverty rate in Connecticut’s rural areas, 7.8 percent, is the lowest in the nation. It is considerably higher in urban areas, 13.1 percent, which ranks 12th among the states. Overall, in an assessment of where childhood is most and least threatened, Connecticut ranks 5th, according to Save the Children, the Fairfield-based organization that […]
by Michele Jacklin and Jeffrey Daniels
Continuing their effort to draw the shade over the window of government accountability and transparency, General Assembly leaders have abandoned the longstanding practice of routinely transcribing the testimony presented at hundreds of public hearings held during legislative sessions.
The decision, made without the benefit of public input, marks the […]
Connecticut was one of 18 states to have a strong presence at the BIO International Convention, held this week in Boston. It was a record-setting year, as 18,289 U.S. and international attendees – the most in the last 10 years – participated in what was described as “the epicenter of the biotechnology industry” for four […]
Foodshare has signed a three-year commitment with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), a national nonpartisan nonprofit led by some of the most respected health and childhood obesity experts in the country, along with health advocates such as former First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Senators Bill Frist and Cory Booker.
Earlier this […]
A hybrid business incubator that provides unique opportunities for collaboration between schools and business to increase college and career readiness while expanding downtown Wallingford business, and a Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation website that is a point of entry for those seeking to spur redevelopment of Connecticut’s historic mill buildings are just two of this […]
- US DOT Looks to Future of Transportation Infrastructure, Taps College Consortium Including UConn for $14.2 Million Initiative
- PERSPECTIVE - Surprise! Connecticut is a Great Place for Small Business
- Fiscal Commission’s Work is Done (Technically), But Members Aren’t Going Away
- Dangers of Distracted Driving Focus of New Documentary Produced in CT
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