For years, the tag line has been “innovation runs through it.” In the coming year, there will also be more frequent rail service running through it, and that may make all the difference in the world.
When proponents of economic development in what’s known as “New England’s Knowledge Corridor” get together for a conference this […]
The news media focused on New Haven is undergoing some changes, as one publication ends, a new electronic weekly business news round-up is about to begin, and a longtime local business paper is changing its subscription system, reducing the number of non-paying subscribers.
New Haven Living magazine, published by the Hartford Courant Media Group […]
Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC), the downtown revitalization and economic development non-profit, has selected seven organizations and municipalities to receive a share of $80,400 in 2016 Preservation of Place grants.
The grants will be used to provide communities in Bridgeport, Canton, Haddam, Fairfield, New Britain, New Haven (Westville Village) and Simsbury with targeted resources to […]
Ten librarians from around the country – including two from Connecticut, in New Haven and Groton – were honored this month with this year’s I Love My Librarian Award for their exceptional public service to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning.
The winning librarians were selected from a […]
The well-being of residents in three of Connecticut’s metropolitan areas are among the nation’s top 50, ranking at #36, #37 and #48 in a national survey of community well-being that evaluated the top 100 metro regions in the country.
The 2014 Community Well-Being Rankings are the latest annual surveys by the polling company Gallup and […]
If Greater New Haven is thriving, the region’s rapidly-growing immigrant population is a key reason, according to a new research study. The report, entitled Understanding the Impact of Immigration in Greater New Haven, compiles data from federal, state and local government agencies, as well as information generated locally by DataHaven and The Community Foundation of […]
Connecticut cities continue to rank above-average when compared with municipalities across the country in the level of equality provided to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) residents. Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford and Storrs (Mansfield) were the five Connecticut municipalities included by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, in […]
Wondering where the most exciting places are in Connecticut? If New Haven is the first place that comes to mind, you’re right. New Haven was named the “Most Exciting Place in Connecticut,” followed by New London, Hartford, Stamford, and Manchester in an analysis by the real estate website Movoto.
Described as “the most […]
Connecticut has the smallest percentage of people walking to work among states in the Northeast, and is one of two states with the smallest percentage of people who bicycle to work, according to newly released U.S. Census data. Nationwide, both walking and bicycling to work are on the rise.
Between 2000 and 2008–2012, the number […]
The Best Cities for Jobs in America? They’re generally not in Connecticut, according to a new national analysis, but a number of the states’ leading metropolitan areas are moving up the list compared with their counterparts across the country.
The New Haven, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, and Norwich-New London metropolitan areas all edged up the list compared with […]
A new analysis ranking the cities with the greatest income inequality includes Hartford and New Haven in the top 50.– and the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk metropolitan area is the metro region with the largest income disparity in the nation.
The major cities with the most dramatic income inequality in their […]
There’s some movement among business associations in the Land of Steady Habits, with economic realities driving a new merger, a name change, and a partnership.
The Guilford and Branford Chambers of Commerce have merged, effective on New Year’s Day. The new merged entity is called the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce – Guilford/Branford Alliance. […]
Timing, as they say, is everything. For Olympic hopeful Zachary Donohue of Madison, Connecticut, and his skating partner Madison Hubbell of Michigan, a lifetime of training, determination, resiliency and competition will be in full view at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston this week.
As U.S. national bronze medalists in 2012, […]
New Haven is one of America’s most walkable cities, with 11.2 percent of commuters walking to work, the 8th highest percentage in the nation, among cities with populations of at least 100,000. The top 10 list of Most Walkable Cities, published by GOVERNING magazine, notes that many of top communities are in the Northeast, […]