Fledgling entrepreneurial businesses in West Hartford, New Haven and Marlborough will be getting a financial boost in their efforts to gain a foothold in their respective industries.
CTNext, Connecticut’s go-to resource for entrepreneurial support, announced the three winners of the most recent Entrepreneur Innovation Awards (EIA), held this month at the Connecticut Historical Society […]
Five Connecticut cities are among the nation’s most culturally diverse, according to a new analysis. Bridgeport is the 15th most culturally diverse city in the U.S., according to the analysis by the financial website WalletHub, which also ranked Stamford at number 22. New Haven, Hartford and New Britain were back-to-back-to-back, ranking at number 30, 31 […]
What do Milwaukee, Syracuse and Hartford have in common?
They are all – believe it or not – the nation’s most notable “up-can-coming place to live,” according to a new national analysis of the top places to live in the U.S.
In calculating the second-annual ranking of the Best Places to Live in the U.S., […]
For Hartford hockey fans of the Whalers vintage, a peek at this year’s National Hockey League (NHL) attendance figures are either demoralizing or encouraging – or both. It has been two decades since the Whalers were uprooted by ownership, replanted in North Carolina and renamed the Hurricanes, and two weeks since Gov. Dannel Malloy and […]
Octagon Inc., a sports and entertainment marketing and talent management agency, is relocating its headquarters to the Shippan Landing complex in Stamford. The company, which is moving from Norwalk, has signed an 11-year lease to occupy 57,009 square feet across the entire third floor and a section of the second floor of the property at […]
One in five Connecticut households is unbanked or underbanked, according to data compiled by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the percentage of residents unbanked – those that do not have an account at an insured institution – has climbed in the state over the past six years.
The percentage of Connecticut households considered unbanked […]
Connecticut’s local municipal workforce has been shrinking for the past decade, and had been reduced 7.4 percent by 2015 when compared with the peak employment year of 2005, according to a new analysis by Governing magazine. The drop in local government employment is the 10th largest in the country by percentage of workforce, when peak […]
Nearly two-thirds of students who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in Connecticut in 2015 had student loan debt averaging $34,773, the third highest level in the nation. The state ranked 14th in the percentage of students graduating with debt, according to data compiled by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS).
In an article headlined “Bad Budget News? Some States Just Bury It.” Connecticut is one of two states selected as a poster child for what a national publication describes as “hindering transparency.”
The Connecticut policy that brought the unwelcome attention was put in place last year. As Governing explains:
“Connecticut ended its practice of […]
Employers nationwide are slightly more optimistic about hiring in the first quarter of 2017 than employers in Connecticut, according to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, although both expect to hire at a favorable pace during the first quarter of 2017.
From January to March, 17 percent of Connecticut companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, […]
The latest report from the Connecticut Council of Philanthropy (CCP), which highlights philanthropic giving in Connecticut shows that as giving across the U.S. has increased, the opposite is true of Connecticut, even as individual giving – which makes up the lion’s share of giving – has increased.
The report, which highlights calendar year 2014 and […]
Connecticut residents believe that some services traditionally handled by individual municipalities can be effectively delivered regionally. A new statewide survey found that public health earns the most support for a regional approach and public safety the least. More than 3 in 4 people (76%) say that public health services can be provided on a regional […]
A look at the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas to see how entrepreneurs have fared in their quests to secure money from venture capitalists, angel investors, and online crowds brought a somewhat surprising result – among the cities mentioned as ranking high in venture funding success rates was Hartford. Connecticut’s Capitol was listed among a […]
Connecticut is not alone. According to the National Association of State Budget Officers’ (NASBO) annual state spending survey, half of all states saw revenues come in lower than budgeted in fiscal 2016 and 24 states – including Connecticut – are seeing those weak revenue conditions carry into fiscal 2017.
That is the highest number of […]