Connecticut’s efforts to attract innovative, early stage, start-up companies from around the world will be front and center on Friday at VentureClash, the state’s $5 million global investment challenge. The mission is simple: to provide early-stage companies worldwide with an opportunity to grow their business in Connecticut.
Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing […]
If the state legislature remains deadlocked on approval of a state budget and the level of municipal aid that would be sent to the City of Hartford, a public forum planned for next Thursday, October 19, may offer a sneak preview of what will come in the days after the headline “Hartford Declares Bankruptcy.”
Rachel Frank is an Emmy award-winning meteorologist, seen regularly throughout FOX61 evening newscasts. Kaitlyn McGrath is a meteorologist for NBC Connecticut. As women, they are the exception in Connecticut, where 16 men routinely provide the weather updates on Connecticut television stations.
Traffic reporting, however, is a women’s domain in the state. The news teams at […]
Do the numbers 475 and 959 sound familiar? If they don’t yet, they likely will in the relatively near future.
There was a time, long ago but not far away, when residents in the entire state of Connecticut shared one Numbering Plan Area, better known as an area code. All across Connecticut, it was 203. […]
Employers in Connecticut expect to hire at a modest pace during the fourth quarter of this year, which began on October 1, according to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.
From October to December, 18 percent of Connecticut companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 7 percent expect to reduce their payrolls. Another 73 percent […]
Air travelers ranked Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport last among 21 medium-sized airports in a passenger satisfaction survey. The airport fell from a second-to-last ranking in a similar analysis done at the end of last year, to the bottom rung of the latest ratings.
Sacramento International Airport ranks highest among medium airports, with a score of […]
The annual Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce awards luncheon on Thursday, September 28 will celebrate the diverse accomplishments of members of the region’s business community – including an entrepreneurial business with the “juice” to grow from a home-based start-up in Wallingford to employ more than 120 people in New Haven in less than a […]
Connecticut has a curriculum for financial literacy for schools in the state. But they’re not required to use it. That’s true for economic education and personal finance education. Despite having a 9-page state approved set of curriculum guidelines and expectations for student learning detailed on the website of the State Department of Education, there appears […]
Connecticut ranked 36th in the nation in the number of construction jobs added between July 2016 and July 2017, one of 36 states (and the District of Columbia) that added construction jobs during the 12-month period. The analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data found that firms in parts of […]
Two Connecticut natives are being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y. has announced its twelve finalists for this year’s induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame, and the Wiffle Ball – invented and still manufactured in Shelton – and the PEZ […]
When Fast Company magazine developed a feature article entitled “United States of Innovation” for its most recent issue, they selected one business in each state to highlight. Connecticut’s representative was SeeClickFix, a New Haven-based business that began a decade ago with a basic premise and has expanded steadily since.
As Fast Company described it: “A […]
The cover of the national magazine depicts a waterfront home in Mystic Seaport, under the headline that reads “The fiscal mess in America’s richest state.” Connecticut, without an approved state budget for all of July and August and nearly half of September, is earning some notice. And it is not particularly friendly.
The article, in […]
Most Connecticut residents are likely unfamiliar with Woodbury Common, an outlet mall in the town of Central Valley in Orange County, New York brimming with 240-plus retailers. Due to a contract provision with those retailers that prevented them from opening another location within a 60 mile radius of Woodbury Common, however, the impact of that […]
The 800-member Women in Manufacturing (WiM) professional organization will hold their annual Summit at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, September 13 – 15, 2017. This annual Summit is geared toward women who have chosen careers in manufacturing and want to share perspectives and network with others in the industry. It is expected to attract […]