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December 18, 2018

Frontier Airlines Will Be Back at Bradley With Denver Route In 2019

by Shawn R. Beals | Dec 18, 2018 11:17am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Transportation | Aviation | BDL

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WINDSOR LOCKS — Frontier Airlines will return to Bradley International Airport in 2019, adding three flights a week to Denver starting March 28, officials announced Tuesday morning.

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December 11, 2018

Malloy Touts Investments, Offers One Regret

by Christine Stuart | Dec 11, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Following his last state Bond Commission meeting, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy talked about the progress the state has made in growing the economy, and he offered at least one regret.

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Airport Authority Discusses 2018 Bradley Success

by Shawn R. Beals | Dec 11, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Economic Development | Transportation | BDL

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The Connecticut Airport Authority is giving Executive Director Kevin Dillon high marks for 2018, a year that has brought Bradley International Airport an extension of its sole European route, a new cargo operation with 160 jobs, and an uptick in traveler numbers.

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November 26, 2018

OP-ED | The Amazon ‘State Secret’ and For Whom the Weed Tolls

by Terry Cowgill | Nov 26, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Corporate Watch | Economic Development | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | Transparency | Transportation

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Ever wonder why most of us don’t trust the government? At the moment, my own reasons have less to do with policy than with those in government who insist on secrecy even when it’s unnecessary.

To wit, the State of Connecticut and its reflexively closed-minded response to a freedom-of-information request for the tax-break package it had offered to Amazon to entice the legendary retailer into locating its second headquarters, known as HQ2, to Hartford or Stamford.

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September 27, 2018

Transportation Lockbox and Sale of Public Land On The Ballot Too

by Jack Kramer | Sep 27, 2018 11:01am
Posted to: Agriculture | Economic Development | Election 2018 | Energy | Environment | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT—While the focus in recent days and weeks has been on who will be Connecticut’s next governor, there are also two other hot button issues that will be decided by voters on Election Day.

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September 25, 2018

Economic Development Official Apologizes For Reporting Errors

by Christine Stuart | Sep 25, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Economic Development | Jobs | Transparency

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s chief economic development official told three legislative committees Monday that she’s “embarrassed” by the mistakes her agency made in reporting information on tax credits and incentives to state auditors earlier this year.

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September 20, 2018

Handball Courts, Splash Pads, and Grocery Store Among Projects Approved By Bond Commission

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy defended the hundreds of millions of dollars of borrowing the state Bond Commission approved Thursday at what will likely be one of the last Bond Commission meetings of the year.

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July 16, 2018

Senator Questions $10M for Company Coming to West Hartford

by Christine Stuart | Jul 16, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | Jobs | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — While he was “cautiously optimistic,” Senate Republican President Len Fasano has serious concerns about the state’s decision to give Seven Stars Cloud $10 million to bring its headquarters to the former University of Connecticut campus in West Hartford.

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July 6, 2018

UConn Moves Forward With Sale of West Hartford Campus

by Christine Stuart | Jul 6, 2018 12:34pm
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | Education | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees unanimously approved the sale of its West Hartford campus to Seven Stars Cloud, a financial services and technology firm.

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July 3, 2018

Financial Technology Firm Eyes Former UConn Campus

by Christine Stuart | Jul 3, 2018 1:07pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — The greater Hartford region is fast becoming a “technology hub” and the latest addition to that innovation ecosystem may be Seven Stars Cloud, a Chinese company hoping to use artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to transform financial markets.

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