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 […]
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 […]
Seventy-eight percent of college students from Connecticut participating this academic year in a reciprocal tuition reduction program coordinated by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) attend undergraduate programs at state colleges and universities. That’s the highest participation level at state colleges and universities among the six New England states, and provides Connecticut students, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Women and girls in Eastern Connecticut are progressing in many ways, but gender equity is elusive in many others, according to a new report. The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut commissioned DataHaven to develop a report on the Status of Women and Girls in Eastern Connecticut, and the findings provide an insightful snapshot of disparities […]
Connecticut’s largest employers – after the state itself – are Yale New Haven Health Systems, Hartford Healthcare, Yale University and United Technologies Corp, General Dynamics Electric Boat, and the University of Connecticut, according to a list published last year by the Hartford Business Journal. Wal-Mart Stores ranks eighth in the state, followed by Sikorsky (Lockheed […]
Just four years ago, in 2014, there was a title sponsor changing-of-the-guard at Connecticut’s premier spectator sporting events, as Eversource took over sponsorship of the Hartford Marathon, Travelers stepped in to save the state’s PGA Tour event (now the Travelers Championship), and United Technologies took the lead sponsorship that same year of […]
As Connecticut moves closer to a significant increase in rail service connecting communities from New Haven to Springfield, MA, with the introduction of the Hartford line, anticipated in May, a report by Demos underscores the potential impact on economic opportunity and segments of the state’s population.
The report, “To Move is to Thrive: Public […]
A new state law is making changes to the annual report of the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), due to be completed by February 1. The law changes the mix of data and analyses DECD must include in the report, eliminating many types of previously required information but also requiring more data […]
Connecticut and Massachusetts share a border but diverge dramatically in economic standing. The stark contrast was evident this week in local updates provided by the Boston Globe and Connecticut Business and Industry Association newsfeeds.
Connecticut lost 3,500 jobs in November, extending a five-month slide that now marks a crisis point for the […]
Consumer spending is the engine that powers the American economy, accounting for about 70 percent of all activity. When the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis— part of the U.S. Department of Commerce—published new numbers in October tabulating personal consumption, the website howmuch.net reviewed the data and published the state-by-state breakdown. The data includes areas such […]