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Steady as she goes: DECD Commissioner David Lehman on maintaining business...

The DECD commissioner said that the state’s value proposition is proven by the numbers: 40,000 new businesses were registered in Connecticut last year, and over 20,000 new residents moved in.

GE returns to CT – sort of – with innovation center...

By its nature, “it’s difficult to define what this place will be,” said GE Appliances President and CEO Kevin Nolan, as it brings together education, innovation and inspiration to create “something new, something exciting.”

Synchrony exec named co-chair of CT’s economic development entity

Margaret Keane is one of just four women in the U.S. to lead a major financial institution.

The big boom: Business, residential, media all roaring in Stamford

“We’re just doing our job here, building up a city," says Director of Economic Development Thomas Madden.

Not drowning, but waving: How Connecticut is attracting more businesses

“We live in a great state with a great value proposition," says Peter Denious, president and CEO of AdvanceCT, the state government’s economic development entity. "I say, ‘Bring it on!’ Let’s go play offense for a change.”

Priorities over pizza: CT panel says focus on the issues on...

The current legislative session has seen more talk “about pizza than affordable housing,” Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Executive Director and CEO Joe DeLong said.

New marketing campaign highlights Connecticut life sciences industry

The campaign includes the new WhereScienceLives.org website.

CT reinvigorating business recruitment and retention efforts

“We’re a lot further along in being proactive versus reactive -- and it’s beginning to pay dividends," says Peter Denious, president and CEO of AdvanceCT, the state government’s economic development entity.

State COO Geballe optimistic about state’s future, but CBIA survey indicates...

According to the new CBIA survey, 47% of businesses expect to see a profit this year – down considerably from 77% last year – with 28% forecasting a loss (versus 11% in 2019) and 25% hoping to break even (versus 13% last year).

COVID-19 testing goal within reach before May 20; some tweaks to...

Gov. Ned Lamont focused on the continued ramping up of COVID-19 testing at today's briefing, noting that the number of weekly tests has increased from about 18,000 a couple of weeks ago to roughly 29,000 now.

Gov. Lamont announces members of Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group

The panel of local health, business, workforce, and education experts organized by AdvanceCT will consult with the governor's administration and legislative leadership on the reopening of Connecticut’s economy and education system.

COVID-19 LATEST: CT hospitalizations drop for first time; Deaths near 1,100

The state saw the number of COVID-19-postive cases in its hospitals decline for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Connecticut releases specifics about small business bridge loans

“We believe this program provides the quick, short-term financial assistance (small businesses and nonprofits) need to maintain operations and weather this storm," said Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman.

CERC rebrands as AdvanceCT; hires VP of business development

Formerly with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and the U.S. Department of Commerce, David Campbell has 17 years of economic development, international business and policy experience, including expertise in attracting foreign direct investment, entrepreneurs, and innovative technologies.
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