Webster Bank and People’s United have been named among the “most reputable banks” in the country, according to the 2017 Survey of Bank Reputations, conducted by the independent organization Reputation Institute.
Webster earned the highest score of any Northeast-based banks and ranked seventh overall in the United States. People’s United ranked at number 11. The […]
The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) and Lumber Dealers Association of Connecticut (LDAC) are applauding Governor Dannel Malloy’s decision to veto Senate Bill 821, which would have affected consumer warranties for windows, roofing, and siding.
The legislation was strongly opposed by LDAC since its introduction in February. Despite that opposition, the bill was passed […]
The Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s Education and Workforce Partnership is turning its attention to the state’s increasing demand for drivers of trucks, buses, and heavy equipment – a demand which is expected to grow to 30,000 by 2024. And the focus of their attention is women, urging them to consider careers in transportation.
People who take public transportation to get to work in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area will have a commute nearly three times longer than those who drive to work. In New Haven, the commute via public transportation is twice as long.
Data compiled by Governing magazine indicate that across the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, public transportation riders […]
With almost 49,000 voters weighing in on the top Double-A facilities, Dunkin’ Donuts Park, home of the Hartford Yard Goats, was the winner in the third-annual Best of the Ballparks fan vote from Ballpark Digest. It is the first time a new facility has won a Best of the Ballparks vote.
Fans selected Dunkin’ Donuts […]
Florida Governor Rick Scott spent much of Monday in Connecticut, urging businesses here to relocate to the Sunshine State.
There’s no question that Florida has attracted some Connecticut residents and created jobs in recent years, but recent published reports highlight more of a mixed bag that appearances may suggest at first glance.
Chris McCarty, the […]
If it seems like Subway restaurants have stepped up the use of technology to combat the company’s first dip in growth in memory, you’re right. Low-tech is out and high-tech is increasingly in at the Connecticut-based sandwich franchise mega-chain.
Subway is aggresively introducing touch-screen ordering kiosks and a new mobile app – an effort to […]
Westport native Justin Paul is having a big year. The 2003 Staples High School graduate added two Tony Awards this week to an Oscar won just months ago. And he is not the only Connecticut connection to the Tony Awards, announced on Sunday night.
Paul won in the Best Original Score category for his work […]
It was a one-two punch from Connecticut aimed at Tesla, in the marketplace and in the boardroom.
On Tuesday, at the company’s annual shareholder meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain view, CA, a shareholder resolution advocated by the Office of State Treasurer Denise Nappier was on the agenda.
And on Wednesday, the Connecticut […]
CTNext will bring together start-up businesses seeking the financing to move forward, providing the opportunity for them to pitch at the next Entrepreneur Innovation Awards (EIA) event scheduled for Thursday, June 15 at the LOFT at Chelsea Piers in Stamford.
Connecticut’s “innovation ecosystem” will be highlighted as the nine companies, from all across the […]
As the growing number of Connecticut start-up firms seek to attract venture capital funds to propel their growth, a newly published study may suggest some surprising influences on the investment decisions – and ultimately the success of venture capital investments.
A National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper by Paul A. Gompers and Sophie […]
Connecticut is 11th best among states in the number of people who had no trouble finding a doctor in 2015, according to State Health Compare. The top 10 states were Minnesota, Kansas, Vermont, Utah, North Dakota, Montana, Maine, Nebraska, Hawaii and Tennessee. That’s the good news.
But Connecticut is also 17th worst among states in the percent of […]
In a state-by-state analysis of start-up business activities, Connecticut moved from ranking 22nd among the smallest 25 states a year ago to 18th this year – the largest forward progress of any of the nation’s 25 smallest states. Vermont also moved up four positions, from 13th to 9th. And Kansas advanced three positions, from 18th […]
Putting entrepreneurial, start-up and small businesses in the same place at the same time with business decision makers seeking suppliers, subcontractors and project partners is the concept that drives the CT Business Matchmaker, among Connecticut’s largest events designed to bring together small, established businesses with “primes”—large and medium-sized companies, government agencies, educational institutions, and municipalities […]