The Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s Education and Workforce Partnership is turning its attention to the state’s increasing demand for drivers of trucks, buses, and heavy equipment – a demand which is expected to grow to 30,000 by 2024. And the focus of their attention is women, urging them to consider careers in transportation.
Florida Governor Rick Scott spent much of Monday in Connecticut, urging businesses here to relocate to the Sunshine State.
There’s no question that Florida has attracted some Connecticut residents and created jobs in recent years, but recent published reports highlight more of a mixed bag that appearances may suggest at first glance.
Chris McCarty, the […]
It was a one-two punch from Connecticut aimed at Tesla, in the marketplace and in the boardroom.
On Tuesday, at the company’s annual shareholder meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain view, CA, a shareholder resolution advocated by the Office of State Treasurer Denise Nappier was on the agenda.
And on Wednesday, the Connecticut […]
CTNext will bring together start-up businesses seeking the financing to move forward, providing the opportunity for them to pitch at the next Entrepreneur Innovation Awards (EIA) event scheduled for Thursday, June 15 at the LOFT at Chelsea Piers in Stamford.
Connecticut’s “innovation ecosystem” will be highlighted as the nine companies, from all across the […]
As the growing number of Connecticut start-up firms seek to attract venture capital funds to propel their growth, a newly published study may suggest some surprising influences on the investment decisions – and ultimately the success of venture capital investments.
A National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper by Paul A. Gompers and Sophie […]
Putting entrepreneurial, start-up and small businesses in the same place at the same time with business decision makers seeking suppliers, subcontractors and project partners is the concept that drives the CT Business Matchmaker, among Connecticut’s largest events designed to bring together small, established businesses with “primes”—large and medium-sized companies, government agencies, educational institutions, and municipalities […]
“Connecticut’s got to do something dramatically different,” implored State Sen. Mae Flexer. Her impassioned comments came as part of a panel discussion at the unveiling of the 2017 Kids Count Policy Report at the State Capitol. With budget negotiations proceeding in earnest amidst a worsening state fiscal situation, Flexer expressed her concern about the forces […]
Including Connecticut, ranked #4 nationally, the New England states grabbed five of the top 10 slots in the Opportunity Index, an analysis of “how opportunities measure up” in communities across the country. The Opportunity Index is an annual composite measure at the state and county levels of economic, educational and civic factors that expand opportunity.
Three Connecticut communities in the Connecticut Main Street network have achieved accreditation for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by Main Street America, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
New Englanders overwhelmingly believe that at least half of high school students across the region graduate unprepared for college and a career, and that student-centered learning environments are part of the solution to this readiness problem.
That’s according to the results of a poll that reflects growing concerns that children are not fully equipped for […]
While Connecticut ranked 37th overall among the nation’s 50 states analyzed for their “fun” quotient, the state did have some standout rankings in specific categories – including the amount of money individual residents spend on recreation. Despite ranking 35th overall in “entertainment & recreation” categories and 40th in “nightlife,” the state reached the top five […]
Two of Connecticut’s leading food franchise success stories – Edible Arrangements and Subway – have both been in the news in recent days, seemingly moving in opposite directions. Subway, for the first time in memory, is reducing the number of franchises across the country, while Edible Arrangements is in the midst of extending its brand, […]
Connecticut remains ranked among the top 10 states for corporate brands, according to a new study. London-based Brand Finance has calculated Connecticut as being home to 20 of the 500 most valuable brands in the nation. Connecticut ranked seventh.
The state also was strongly represented among the 500 most valuable brands in the world, with […]
Connecticut ranks 49th in economic performance during the past decade and the state’s economic outlook ranks 46th among the nation’s 50 states in the latest “Rich States, Poor States” analysis by the American Legislative Exchange Council.
The look-back at the decade 2005-2015 shows Connecticut ranking near the bottom in the three components that make up […]