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Manufacturing, government must unite to improve business climate, speakers at CT...

According to CBIA/CONNSTEP’s first Connecticut Manufacturing Report, issued at the 2019 Manufacturing Summit, workforce tops manufacturers' concerns, with 60% of poll respondents saying it was their most significant need – and 56% saying it was “difficult” to both find and retain young workers.

David Lehman confirmed as Connecticut’s DECD commissioner

Lehman’s tenure at Goldman Sachs, which coincided with the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis, had been the subject of much debate.

Lamont taps Goldman exec to oversee state’s new economic development strategy

David Lehman, a managing director at Goldman, will serve both as the state’s new commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development  and as the governor’s senior economic adviser.

Trump’s promise of more funds for Opportunity Zones greeted with tempered...

“These are areas that can’t grow by themselves – they need private investment," says Betsy Paynter, executive director of redevelopment agency CityCenter Danbury.

Fairfield unveils plan for economic development in shadow of GE’s departure

Among other initiatives, the report recommends improving the regulatory process, supporting mixed-use development opportunities around transit, and strengthening cooperation with the town’s two universities.

Women’s Business Development Council honored for contributions to state economy

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) has been recognized as one of the state’s top economic development programs.

Residents weary of state economy but plan on staying

Recently released findings from a state-wide consumer confidence survey have found that respondents who agree (strongly or somewhat) that the Connecticut economy is improving has dropped, yet a large percentage of residents said it is unlikely they will leave the state.

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