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September 8, 2017

Connecticut Businesses ‘Holding Steady’ With Eye On State Budget

by Cara Rosner | September 8, 2017 1:32pm

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut businesses are “holding steady” — keeping a cautious eye on legislative priorities and the unresolved state budget — according to a survey released today.

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September 1, 2017

OP-ED | Dunkin Donuts Park: Was it Worth It?

by Susan Bigelow | September 1, 2017 8:00am

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Let me get it out of the way right up front: I didn’t get to see the Hartford Yard Goats play this summer. But man, I wish I had.

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August 17, 2017

BLS: Connecticut Sees Slight Loss in Jobs in July

by Jack Kramer | August 17, 2017 12:37pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lost 600 jobs in July though its unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5 percent, according to survey data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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August 11, 2017

OP-ED | CCM Initiatives Reflect Municipal Leaders’ Commitment To Collectivity

by Joe DeLong | August 11, 2017 6:41am

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Something remarkable happened last fall in a crowded conference room in Meriden. Municipal leaders from across the state gathered to discuss community-based economic growth with reform from the General Assembly. The committee, on the heels of a discussion point, were taking a short break when Leo Paul, First Selectman of Litchfield, began to speak.

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OP-ED | Getting Urban Revitalization Wrong, Bridgeport Style

by Susan Bigelow | August 11, 2017 6:00am

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When is a ballpark not a ballpark? In Bridgeport, the answer seems to be “when it’s an amphitheater.”

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July 12, 2017

Connecticut Officials Applaud FRA Decision To Scrap Plans For Old Saybrook Route

by Christine Stuart | July 12, 2017 2:53pm

Courtesy of the FRA website HARTFORD, CT — The Federal Railroad Administration admitted Wednesday there was too much public opposition to its plan to lay new tracks from Old Saybrook to Kenyon, Rhode Island to expand rail service in the Northeast Corridor.

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Connecticut Jumps 10 Spots In CNBC Business Rankings

by Christine Stuart | July 12, 2017 11:11am

HARTFORD, CT — Good economic news may be hard to come by these days in Connecticut, but the Nutmeg state jumped 10 spots in the CNBC survey of “Top States for Business in 2017.”

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July 7, 2017

OP-ED | Factory Towns Are Gone, But Manufacturing Is More Vital Than Ever

by Barth Keck | July 7, 2017 4:30am

S.L. Price’s book Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town is a detailed historical and sociological examination of how business and sports coalesced to mold the town of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. As I read this fascinating case study, it prompted many personal recollections and caused me to ponder the impact of manufacturing on Connecticut’s economy.

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June 29, 2017

Aetna Announces Much Anticipated Move To The Big Apple

by Jack Kramer | June 29, 2017 11:51am

Courtesy of Aetna HARTFORD, CT — It’s official. Aetna is moving its corporate headquarters from Hartford to New York City.

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June 9, 2017

OP-ED | Big Ideas Are Needed to Grow the Economy and Solve the Budget Mess

by Barth Keck | June 9, 2017 4:29am

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The recent economic news in Connecticut is Dickensian.

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