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"There are many new members in the General Assembly this year, so we have to educate them about our system and what we do," says Ojakian of the organization that's weighing a variety of tuition scenarios for the 2019-20 school year.
According to the firm’s fourth quarter report, after recording moderate gains in each quarter of 2017, the county’s office market gradually gave back those advances in 2018.
Also, 91 percent of small and midsize companies plan to maintain or increase their capital expenditures.
Bridgeport and Yonkers were judged the most ethnically diverse cities in Fairfield County and Westchester, respectively.
Tech Air serves more than 45,000 customers, has about 550 employees and annual revenues of about $190 million.
In addition to the big splash it made last October with the $17 million acquisition of Danbury's Matrix Corporate Center, the Southport developer is working on several other high-profile projects.
"The greatest mistake I see is overfeeding," said Tom Sharkis, owner of Shark Attack Aquarium Maintenance.
"We’ve come out of it stronger and more financially solvent," said theater President Suzanne Cahill.
Another bill would establish the Connecticut Infrastructure Bank to provide financial support for infrastructure projects.
Tim Rorick at NKF noted an increased demand by smaller tenants for "boutiquey office buildings" Norwalks' SoNo neighborhood.
The onetime National Teacher of the Year described herself as “optimistic of the work we will do to ensure that America’s youth are prepared to compete on a global stage for generations to come.”
Still to come: an 8,000-square-foot Astronomy & Physical Science Center that will include a planetarium and a 40-foot aluminum dome that will house a Maksutov research telescope.
Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corp. is testing bio-residual oil (BRO) -- produced from vegetable grease and animal fat -- by using it to power its entire 50,000-square-foot plant this winter.
Eight Fairfield County nonprofits were among the 92 organizations receiving state funds.
“These are areas that can’t grow by themselves – they need private investment," says Betsy Paynter, executive director of redevelopment agency CityCenter Danbury.