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 […]
Internet access is as good in Connecticut as just about anywhere else in the country. A new report on the Top Connected States in America ranks Connecticut as the 6th most connected state in the nation. The analysis, by USDish.com, found that the top 10 states showing excellent connectivity to broadband all value connecting […]
Khambrel Marshall, who once delivered the evening sports news on Hartford’s Channel 3, has accomplished the rare broadcast trifecta – he has been a sports anchor, news anchor, and weather reporter during his career – all in some of the nation’s largest media markets. It is a career with heightened visibility in recent days, as […]
Connecticut places dead last among the 50 states in the degree of gender gap in executive positions in the workplace and overall workplace environment for women, according to a new analysis prepared by the financial website WalletHub. The state also ranked in the bottom ten in the “education and health” category, ranking higher – in […]
UConn is on the move this week, literally as well as figuratively. Wednesday will see the ribbon cutting for the new Hartford campus, which is relocating from its suburban campus in West Hartford after nearly five decades away from the Capital City. And in Stamford, students will be moving into student housing beginning this weekend, […]
Whether it is good news or bad news may be in the eye of the beholder. The percentage of households without a motor vehicle in Hartford is 10th highest in the nation. New Haven (24th) and Bridgeport (49th) also make the top 50.
Some would suggest that lack of car ownership is a reflection of […]
The Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE program recently surpassed $100 million in closed project financing. Out of the 19 states with C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) programs, this project financing level is second only to California, according to officials.
The Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE program reached the milestone of $100 million in total closed […]
It’s official. The opioid crisis has grown from a national crisis to a national emergency. That fact is plainly evident than in Connecticut.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are enough opioid prescriptions for every American adult to have their own bottle. Connecticut saw 729 deaths from drug overdoses two […]
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