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Stamford posts strong 2019 economic performance in latest report

The city’s labor force grew by over 800 people in 2019, and is the largest in the state with 71,758 workers.

XFL off to decent ratings, attendance start

Although the usually prolix Vince McMahon was relatively quiet about his Stamford-based league’s first week results, the XFL’s media partners were presumably pleased.

Owner of Stamford mall being acquired for $3.6 billion by Simon...

The fate of the Stamford Town Center, which was put up for sale in October, is unclear.

CT hospitals report $28.9 billion impact on state’s economy

“Our hospitals are vital economic anchors, providing the stability and growth that contributes greatly to the financial health of the state and the communities they serve,” said CHA CEO Jennifer Jackson.

Danbury mother-son duo up the luxury-gifting ante with BlkBox

“Anybody can go to a store, pick up a few things and put them in a gift box,” Karen Wright, co-founder and CEO, said. “We want to take that to the next level, to help people really connect.”

Westmed Medical Group forms WW partnership for Fairfield, Westchester and...

Westmed Medical Group has long been involved in not only the business of making people well, but also interacting with the communities it serves. But...

Gov. Lamont releases $1.7 billion bonding bill

The bond package had been delayed for the past several months, with the governor refusing his approval until state lawmakers adopted a tolls proposal. The General Assembly is expected to finally vote on tolls on Feb. 18 or 19.

CBIA to state legislators: Prioritize job creation and economic growth

“The main focus of this legislative session must be on making it easier for employers to grow in Connecticut as opposed to what we’ve seen over the last several years, with new costs and mandates hampering much-needed growth," says CBIA president and CEO Joe Brennan.

CT state Dems introduce bill that would legalize recreational marijuana

The bill leaves room for individual municipalities to determine their own policies when it comes to allowing retail sales of marijuana within their jurisdictions, but they would not be allowed to prevent delivery services from operating within their borders.

CSCU confirms community college tuition, fees to remain flat

Meanwhile, students at the four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system – including Western Connecticut State in Danbury -- will pay roughly $400 or $800 more per year.

Greenwich billionaire, Mets strike out on acquisition deal

"Despite the efforts of the parties over the past several months, it became apparent that the transaction as contemplated would have been too difficult to execute," the Mets said in a statement.

Gov. Lamont says state of the state ‘getting stronger, but we...

Attracting more business to Connecticut, reducing some taxes and tuition fees, legalizing marijuana – and, of course, bringing tolls back to state highways – were some of the themes of Gov. Ned Lamont’s “State of the State” address at the State Capitol’s Hall of the House of Representatives on Feb. 5.

Economic growth, legalizing pot, protecting climate highlight Lamont’s budget

Lamont’s $22.3 budget proposal keeps taxes essentially flat, while projecting a Budget Reserve Fund of $2.8 billion by the close of Fiscal Year 2020.

Law firm Verrill takes new space on Westport’s Riverside Avenue

The firm, which employs approximately 130 attorneys, also has offices in White Plains; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Providence; and in Portland and Augusta, Maine.

Bridgeport points to several projects in its efforts to be more...

"These upgrades will save the city considerable money over the long-term and ultimately benefit the taxpayers of Bridgeport," says Mayor Joe Ganim.