UConn is on the move this week, literally as well as figuratively. Wednesday will see the ribbon cutting for the new Hartford campus, which is relocating from its suburban campus in West Hartford after nearly five decades away from the Capital City. And in Stamford, students will be moving into student housing beginning this weekend, […]
Connecticut’s push to strengthen its digital media workforce continues this summer, with the second year of the Digital Media CT (DMCT) summer training program, developed in partnership by the Connecticut Office of Film, Television & Digital Media and the University of Connecticut.
The program is aimed at high school juniors and seniors, current college students, […]
A new study by the American Highway Users Alliance identifies America’s 50 worst bottlenecks and finds that the very worst bottleneck, as measured by hours of delay, is in Chicago, IL. Los Angeles, CA owns the next six of the top 10. While Connecticut’s highways did not reach the top 50, two bottlenecks did receive […]
Bridgeport is not only Connecticut’s largest city by population, it is the city which has expanded – in socioeconomic terms – more than any other in the state between 2008 and 2014, according to an analysis released by WalletHub.
Bridgeport ranked at number 230 nationally, one of three Connecticut communities – all in Fairfield County […]
The Stamford 2030 District’s inaugural Change Makers Awards were presented this month, honoring projects and organizations excelling in four distinct areas: innovation in energy, water, transportation and sustainable technology. The awards ceremony captured some of the most innovative local project involving energy efficiency improvements, water retention methods and the promotion of safe multi-modal transportation.
Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling and Economic Development Director Elizabeth Stocker have selected South Norwalk-based branding and design firm, Zunda Group, to develop a strategic marketing plan that will include a brand implementation program.. With this week’s announcement, Norwalk becomes the third major municipality in Fairfield County to turn to a rebranding initiative to boost business prospects […]
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 […]
Efforts are underway this year for seven additional cities, from Albuquerque to Ann Arbor, to follow Stamford and seven others across the nation, in making a long-term commitment to reduce energy and water consumption in commercial buildings and reduce emissions from transportation, while increasing competitiveness in the business environment and owners’ returns on investment.
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 […]
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 […]
The Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metro area is #7 on the Forbes list of cities where people earn the biggest paychecks. And the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk has earned an even higher slot in the top ten, at #4.
To identify the best-paying cities for jobs, Forbes turned to PayScale.com. Their experts looked at compensation […]
A new report assessing trends in start-up companies in 40 major metropolitan areas in the U.S. over the past two decades has found that the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk corridor has performed well compared with similar regions in weathering, and rebounding from, the national economic downturn’s impact on the level of start-ups.
The report by […]
Stamford ranks first in the nation in the percentage of workers with a college degree, according to a book that features an analysis of the influences of geography on jobs, highlighting tremendous disparities that exist in cities across the country and citing innovation as a key jobs driver.
“The sheer size of […]
Stamford has been ranked as the seventh most expensive place to live in the United States, according to a report by CBS Moneywatch.
The Council for Community and Economic Research measured prices of common items in 307 urban areas across the country to create the list, the survey said. The study gave […]