Connecticut has recovered the number of private sector jobs lost during the previous recession. However, during the past six years, Connecticut’s job growth has been significantly slower than the nation’s and that of our neighbor states, according to the new issue of The Connecticut Economic Digest, produced by the state Department of Labor.
Between March […]
Pratt & Whitney has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Technology in recognition of its accomplishments in creating the groundbreaking geared turbofan (GTF) technology with unprecedented reductions in fuel consumption and noise, representing an incredible technological achievement in mechanical engineering and aircraft propulsion.
It marks the first time in recent […]
The WorkSmart Hartford Summit, one of the largest complimentary Business and IT conferences in New England & New York, is all about staying ahead of the curve with business and technology. The Summit, to be held on May 10 at the Connecticut Convention Center, comes amidst heightened interest in cybersecurity and related IT issues.
Women are faring better in Connecticut than in most states in the nation, according to a new analysis that focused on data in two central areas of everyday life – Employment & Earnings and Poverty & Opportunity.
Connecticut ranked 4th in the Employment and Earnings category, earning a B+, and 4th in the Poverty and […]
April M. Lukasik, President & CEO of Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers, has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2018 Connecticut Small Business Person of the Year, SBA’s top award, Anne Hunt, SBA’s District Director, has announced.
“We are extremely excited to honor a truly amazing line up of small business owners and […]
Hartford-based Cantor Colburn LLP is the nation’s fourth largest patent firm, as ranked by issued patents, according to IP Watchdog, a leading intellectual property blog. IP Watchdog compiled the list of about 800 U.S. patent firms based on the total U.S. utility patents that issued in 2017. The ranking places Cantor Colburn in better than the […]
Museums in Connecticut had a one-year total financial impact on Connecticut’s economy of $834 million, providing $556 million in income via wages and other income to state residents, generating $223.5 million in taxes (including $77.5 million in state and local taxes), and supporting just over 10,200 jobs – including 5,400 direct jobs, 1,877 indirect jobs […]
There is only one state in the nation that has an “export week,” designed to encourage more in-state businesses to take the first steps toward building international business connections. “Connecticut Export Week,” now in its third year, takes place March 19-23, 2018.
The week-long focus on the business potential of exports features a dozen events […]
Project inspection and oversite for the rehabilitation of the southbound Gold Star Bridge structure on I-95 in New London and Groton, due to be completed later this year, is being conducted by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and FIGG Bridge Inspection. FIGG, whose logo appears prominently on the website devoted to providing the public with […]
Read a good book lately? Written by a Connecticut author or featuring a local illustrator? You may want to urge that their work be submitted for a 2018 Connecticut Book Award. The annual awards returned last year after a multi-year hiatus, to solid reviews. The Connecticut Center for the Book (CCB) at Connecticut Humanities, […]
“If we want better government, we need better data.” That succinct observation by Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director of the Connecticut Data Collaborative, summed up the push for legislation that would codify in state law an “expectation of increased access to state government public data.”
The proposal, House Bill 5172, supports the ongoing work of the […]
Connecticut is one of 20 states that saw a decline in the number of pedestrian deaths in the first half of 2017, as compared with the first half of the previous year. The trend nationally, however, is in the opposite direction, as 23 states saw pedestrian deaths increase. Seven states were virtually unchanged. And the […]
A coalition of prominent business, transportation and community development organizations in the Hartford Metropolitan Region has begun the process of taking a fresh look at its position in the global economy, with an eye toward taking advantage of economic opportunity.
In announcing the initiative, the organizations noted that the region and the state have struggled […]
When the Legislative Office Building hosts a Financial Education Expo on Wednesday as part of Connecticut Saves Week, there may be more than one passerby suggesting that legislators pay particular attention, given that the state budget has been perpetually out-of-balance in recent years.
The Expo, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is open to the […]
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