By Jennifer Proto
This was originally published, in its entirety with accompanying charts and appendices, on February 15, 2009 by the Connecticut General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Research as a Research Report entitled. It is slightly abridged here.
Of the 49,044 permanent part-time and full-time [state]employees analyzed for this report, self-identified racial demographic information was provided […]
There were 15,278 international students enrolled at Connecticut collegiate institutions during the 2017-18 academic year, which represents an increase of 4 percent over the previous year and a 63 percent increase since 2012.
In academic year 2017-18, Connecticut ranked second in New England and 24th in the U.S. in international student enrollment, according to the […]
After two ill-fated legislative proposals that would have been detrimental to the state’s burgeoning craft brewery industry disintegrated within days amidst a public outcry, the Connecticut Brewers Guild is conveying its eagerness to work closely with state lawmakers. Their aim: to help the booming industry create even more good-paying jobs, bolster local craft beer production, […]
Six early-stage Connecticut companies now have additional funds to help fuel their growth, after participating in the Entrepreneur Innovation Awards (EIA) provided by CTNext, the state’s resource organization for entrepreneurial support.
Following presentations from 10 finalists at the recent event, the judges awarded $10,000 grand prizes to the following Connecticut-based companies:
Payball (Norwalk): Developing an […]
By Herb Kolodny
For those who do not know me, I have been a right leg above knee amputee for 5½ years.
What brought me here today was my effort to improve the rights of amputees in Connecticut. Although, I started this quest alone, I didn’t finish it alone. And I hope to share with […]
Connecticut Innovations (CI) has landed on Forbes magazine’s list of the ten top venture capital firms making the most investments in healthcare start-ups during 2018. With 20 deals done during the year, CI ranked at number seven.
CI is Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm and the state’s leading source of financing and ongoing support […]
The latest Connecticut community to go down the re-branding road is Waterbury. The Prospect-based marketing firm WORX Group presented its marketing concepts this week to the city’s Board of Aldermen, according to reports in the Waterbury Republican-American.
In December, the firm proposed two logos and sought public input, including at a series of focus […]
Eight states – including Connecticut – have launched projects aiming to provide opportunities for people who experience occupational or non-occupational injuries or illnesses to remain in and return to the workforce.
After a competitive selection process, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy in partnership with DOL’s Employment and Training Administration and […]
Housatonic Community College’s advancements in the areas of efficiency and effectiveness were recognized by the Community College Futures Assembly, which recently named the College’s Family Economic Security Program (FESP) as a finalist for its national 2019 Bellwether Award.
“It is an honor to be among the finalists for this prestigious award. We’re excited to compete […]
by Phil Barlow, PLA, AICP, LEED AP
I recently had two experiences that drove home the need for universal (accessible) design.
The first was spending time with my 85-year-old mother at a beach house in North Carolina. She is amazingly spry for a woman of her age, but nevertheless, mobility can be a challenge. The […]
It seemed like a good idea at the time. More than a decade ago, in 2005, a committee of legislators successfully urged the state legislature to establish the Connecticut Hall of Fame, to be featured in the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Hartford.
In announcing the proposal, they explained “the hall of fame is […]
If you are looking for more evidence that manufacturing is back in Connecticut, you need look no further than Hartford and East Hartford. The Technology Labs Assistance Program (TLAP), just getting underway, was created as part of the Hartford/East Hartford Innovation Places Initiative, which is striving to make the area a more vibrant hub for […]
In an analysis of the economic impact of foreign-born populations on the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Connecticut ranks 11th in the nation.
The states were immigrants have the biggest economic impact, according to the analysis by the financial website WalletHub, are California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, […]
by Jay Williams
Up to 95 percent of people who are incarcerated in Connecticut will eventually return to our communities. Like all of us, people released from incarceration need a safe and stable place to live in order to live successful lives. Studies have shown that returning citizens with housing are far less likely to […]