by Karen Christensen
Reading the news, you’d think that cities and rural areas are natural enemies. Rural regions are either ignored entirely or thrown the kind of payout that rankles the urban and suburban taxpayers who have to foot the bill. Think, for example, of the $12-billion farm bailout or rural-county exemptions from safety-net work […]
While students consistently rank the ability to get a good job as one of the most important factors in their college choices, too often this critical information is unavailable or misleading, according to a new analysis by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS).
The three entities tasked with oversight of the U.S. higher […]
Across the United States, a total of 4,440 pedestrians and 364 cyclists were killed at night, in dark conditions, in 2017. A new analysis reveals that those after-dark fatalities account for the vast majority of all such fatalities each year. The share of all fatalities occurring in dark conditions is slowly rising, climbing from to […]
A new analysis of the nation’s best metropolitan areas for workers in the STEM professions has Hartford ranked just outside the top 10 at number 13. New Haven is ranked at number 55, Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk at number 80.
The comparison of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country by financial services website WalletHub, included […]
Getting banking business done – or being introduced to an array of personal financial services for the first time – has become easier than ever for students attending Rocky Hill High School. That’s because they don’t even need to leave the confines of high school to visit a Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union branch – […]
The impact of the continuing partial federal government shutdown in Connecticut is among the smallest among the 50 states, in terms of the number of federal employees affected, according to a new analysis.
A total of 1,481 federal employees in Connecticut work for agencies that are without federal appropriations, as the political stalemate in Washington, […]
by Leah Doty
Diversity in business helps fuel success. According to a Harvard Business Review article, if diversity is not present within the workplace leadership, women are 20% less likely than Caucasian men to be endorsed for their ideas (Sherbin, 2014). This is why the increase of women in leadership roles is so crucial to […]
Co-working in Connecticut will be gaining another player in the field, with a distinctive twist. Sacred Heart University in Fairfield will be the site, as the university signs an agreement with Verizon and Alley, for the creation, management and operation of a coworking space on the university’s West Campus in Fairfield, formerly the corporate headquarters […]
Passed by the state legislature over a year ago as part of the 2017 state budget compromise, a new tax credit aimed at keeping college graduates in the technology fields in Connecticut – and attracting young professionals to the state – becomes effective this year.
It is a “refundable personal income tax credit for college […]