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 […]
Connecticut ranks third in the nation in the percentage of residents with graduate or professional degrees, and fourth in the nation in the percentage of residents with a bachelors degree. Those statistics helped lead Connecticut to an overall ranking of fourth in the U.S. in an analysis of the nation’s “most educated states.”
In this […]
The collective response to America’s opioid crisis has opened a new front in Connecticut in an unlikely location – the public library. Driven by a desire to be prepared to save a life, a growing number of libraries – in communities large and small – now have the opioid reversal drug naloxone on hand, with […]
Webster Bank has earned a place on Forbes’ America’s Best Banks 2019, ranked as number 68 and the highest-ranked bank based in Connecticut. Forbes’ 10th annual list of America’s Best Banks ranks the 100 largest publicly-traded banks and thrifts based on their growth, credit quality and profitability.
The data is courtesy of S&P, but the […]
Aimed at small to medium-sized cultural organizations seeking funding for “collaborative projects which demonstrate a clear vision of how individual sites and organizations can effectively tie together local, regional or statewide cultural assets,” the Good to Great grant program was created in 2014 during the administration of former Governor Dannel Malloy to “go beyond basic facilities […]
by Mike Savino
A report from outside investigators this week detailing former students’ complaints of sexual misconduct against two Central Connecticut State University professors — and the university’s failure to take corrective action — highlights a blind spot in Connecticut’s Freedom of Information law.
Specifically, the state allows its labor agreements to include language that […]