Innovation isn’t quite synonymous with Connecticut, but the state once known for Yankee Ingenuity is working on it. A recent state-by-state analysis reflects it is an uphill battle, with many competitors upping their game.
Connecticut has earned a spot among the top 10 states for “human capital” and ranked number 14 overall among the nation’s […]
The mission of the Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association is to promote the use of ready mixed concrete and innovative construction products and technologies. Apparently, they’re getting the job done.
The Connecticut affiliate has been named the State Association of the Year for 2018 by their national organization – the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, […]
The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) new chairman, Connecticut’s Greg Ugalde, calls home affordability across the United States a growing crisis and the most important issue facing the homebuilding industry.
Ugalde is president and chief legal officer of Torrington-based T&M Building Co., Inc., one of the state’s largest home builders. Since its founding […]
A public hearing this month on a proposal to “eliminate the restriction on the length of Runway 2-20 at Tweed-New Haven Airport, was, in some ways, deju vu all over again, as advocates for ramping up flights in and out of Tweed came to the State Capitol to urge action.
A decade ago, in 2009, […]
Historic preservation and solar panel would seem like oil and water, but increasingly in Connecticut, the advantages are seen to outweigh the disadvantages.
The acceptance of solar comes as technology helps to make systems less obtrusive, and also as more historic preservationists recognize the urgency to address climate change, according to a report in Energy […]
If you are wondering why there is optimism for the success of the Hartford Athletic, the city’s new professional soccer team planning to begin its inaugural season later this month, a peek back at ratings for televised international soccer in the U.S. provides some hints.
In March 2016, the Washington Post reported on 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
The Connecticut Insurance Department recovered $7.8 million for policyholders and taxpayers in 2018, helping individuals, families and employers with their claims and complaints, according to department officials.
The Department’s Consumer Affairs Unit (CAU) fielded 6,350 complaints and inquiries in 2018 and helped policyholders recoup more than $5.5 million during the calendar year. In addition, the […]