Sixteen Connecticut school districts are among 527 districts across the being recognized as being among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME).
The annual listing of outstanding music education programs, now in its 18th year, is developed by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation in cooperation with researchers at The Music Research Institute […]
Health disparities directly and indirectly cost the U.S. economy $309 billion annually, and it is estimated that approximately 30% of direct medical costs for Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians are unnecessary costs resulting from health disparities, according to a paper prepared by Connecticut-based Cigna. Indirect costs, the paper points out, include lost work productivity and premature […]
Fewer young people across the country are disconnected from school and work today than were before the Great Recession, according to new national data. The 2015 youth disconnection rate, 12.3 percent, is below the 2008 rate of 12.6 and well below the 2010 youth disconnection peak, 14.7 percent.
All of Connecticut’s five Congressional Districts show […]
Connecticut is the eighth safest state in the nation for drivers, according to a new analysis of driving safety across the country. The report was derived from analyzing fatality data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and correlating the data with speeding, distracted driving and drunk driving statistics.
Analysts for Safewise, a […]
When it comes to home ownership, Connecticut is in the middle of the pack among the nation’s 50 states. A new report ranks the state at number 30, in the lower echelons of the states. And when the report, by financial website ValuePenguin, identified optimal factors when considering homeownership, Connecticut faired more poorly in some […]
Only one Connecticut community is ranked in the top 700 “best small cities to start a business” in a new survey of 1,260 cities across the nation. Danbury, ranked at number 170, was the sole Connecticut city to earn a slot among the nation’s business-friendly small cities. The next Connecticut municipalities on the list were […]
If Connecticut were a country, it would be the sixth-most productive in the world, according to the state’s annual report by the department of Economic and Community Development. A critical building block for economic productivity is exports, and a look at the data reveals some surprisingly positive statistics.
The backdrop is offered by more than […]
The Hartford Yard Goats minor league baseball team has played the first of 70 home games at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. The broadcasts, like the season, have begun with new homes.
All 140 games will be broadcast on the Yard Goats Radio Network, which can also be heard on-line at yardgoats.com and on smart phone devices […]
Stamford is a “City of the Future,” ranking seventh among small cities in the America’s for economic growth, according to a new report. The city ranks behind Sunnyvale, Irvine and Fremont, CA; Bellevue, WA; Ann Arbor, MI, and Fort Lauderdale. Also ranking in the top 10 are Cary, NC; Plano, TX; and Guelph, Ontario. It […]
“As a convergence of technological advancements, changing military demand and shifting workforce demographics force a major period of transformation across the (defense) industry, Connecticut must adjust its approach to workforce development and retention, or risk losing its competitive edge to other regions.”
That’s the conclusion of a 23-page policy brief issued by CT21 which analyzed […]
In Connecticut, median annual pay for a woman who holds a full-time, year-round job is $50,802 while median annual pay for a man who holds a full-time, year-round job is $61,666. This means that women in Connecticut are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to an annual wage gap of $10,864. […]
Awash in a sea of negativity amidst yet another state budget deficit and intensifying concern about the prospects of additional fees, taxes, and service reductions, state residents now have an opportunity to accentuate the positive, courtesy of the 2017 Connecticut Economic Review.
Noting that Connecticut is “at the epicenter of the Northeast” and “at the […]
The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) and Urban Alliance received a $30,000 grant from the Farmington Bank Community Foundation to support More than Food, a framework that helps food pantries with more capacity-building resources in addition to short-term food supplies to help address the root causes of hunger. More than Food, developed by USJ, Urban […]
Carla Bartolucci, President & CEO of Euro-USA Trading/Jovial Foods of North Stonington, has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2017 Connecticut Small Business Person of the Year, SBA’s top annual award.
According to the company’s website, Jovial Foods, Inc. was founded by a husband and wife team who have always been passionate about food, […]