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Business Council offering financial education scholarships

The Business Council of Fairfield County is offering several scholarships for small business owners to attend financial education courses through the Community Economic Development Fund.

Community lender eyes county

A nonprofit community lender is looking to increase its presence in Fairfield County.

Legislators spar over Malloy policies

State legislators were quick to critique Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s economic development polices at a legislative panel March 19 hosted by the Business Council of Fairfield County.

Conn. trails in national recovery, says Fed economist

The national and regional economies will likely be mired in a slow-growth pattern for the first half of 2013 as businesses await a resolution on government spending and the U.S. debt, Federal Reserve economist Rae Rosen said Jan. 11 in Stamford.

Business Council: Governor’s energy plan good for business

The Business Council of Fairfield County’s Joseph McGee discusses the merits of the Comprehensive Energy Strategy that has been promoted by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Wall Street jumpy as Washington debates fiscal cliff

As signs pointed toward at least a partial solution to the oncoming “fiscal cliff,” financial experts cautioned that even with a grand bargain, U.S. economic growth over the early months of 2013 would likely continue to be in the 1 to 2 percent range.

Stamford Innovation Center opens for business

After operating on an informal basis for about a year, the Stamford Innovation Center is now officially open for business.

A commitment to innovation

The time has come for Fairfield County to rely on the innovation within its own borders rather than outside the state, business leaders say.

Obsitnik, Himes debate economic recovery

While Rep. Jim Himes (CT-D) and Republican challenger Steve Obsitnik were keen on touting their individual commitments to bipartisanship, both candidates were quick to attack one another at a fourth congressional district debate held in Norwalk Oct. 18.

Stamford 5 to advise DOT

Five people were assigned as DOT advisors on the Stamford Transportation Station’s parking garage deliberations.

New immigrant investor center for Connecticut

The University of Connecticut and the Business Council of Fairfield County are working to create the state’s first federal immigrant investor program to promote economic growth in Connecticut.

Startups step into the spotlight

Advocates and investors say that for the first time since before 2008, there is a strong interest among the Westchester and Fairfield County, Conn., business communities in supporting startups and early stage companies.p

The Socratic method

With innovation hub funds awarded in Stamford and New Haven, the question is whether Connecticut can build a self-sustaining engine of startup growth

Conn. taxes: low, high or what?

A new report by Ernst & Young paints an unusual picture of Connecticut’s state and local business taxes.

State health reform planner meets with business council

The governor’s special advisor on health reform updated the Business Council of Fairfield County July 16 about the state’s progress on its health care reform plans.