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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.

CT launches pair of grant programs to promote economic growth

The Innovation Corridor program and the Connecticut Communities Challenge program aim to spur place-based development in municipalities with up to $200 million in funding over five years.

Stamford Chamber’s annual meeting features upbeat forecast from Lamont, victory lap...

Outgoing Mayor David Martin said he couldn't imagine how either of his successors -- State Rep. Caroline Simmons or Bobby Valentine -- could “mess this up."

State launches influencer campaign to promote small businesses

The idea is “to harness the immense power of our local influencers and their followers to give our small businesses – the lifeblood of our economy – a boost,” Gov. Ned Lamont said.

Stamford’s Accurate Lock one of six companies to receive $100K grant...

The grants "will help our brilliant manufacturers across the state continue to innovate, building bigger, faster, and more complex machines that drive our state, country, and world further into the 21st century," says Gov. Ned Lamont.

Action! Film and TV production on the rise in Connecticut

“We’ve got urban streetscapes, rolling countrysides, the shoreline, beaches, forests – really everything except deserts,” says George Norfleet, executive director of the state’s Office of Film, TV & Digital Media, about its locations.

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.”

Real estate fintech Tomo bringing corporate HQ to Stamford

The company's proprietary technology promises fully underwritten pre-approvals in hours, an on-time closing guarantee, and a price match for the lowest possible mortgage rates.

Women’s Business Development Council touts accomplishments during pandemic

This month, the Women's Business Development Council will award nearly $400,000 in grants to 44 businesses, 32% of which are minority-owned.

Section of Ridgefield wins state’s first ‘Cultural District’ designation

The section encompasses such institutions as Keeler Tavern, ACT, the Aldrich Museum, and Ridgefield Playhouse,

How does CT keep economic momentum going forward? DECD’s Lehman has...

While one might expect David Lehman to call himself "very positive on Connecticut over the next two years,” he appears to have the data and vision to back that claim up.

Hornblower Group bringing 100 jobs via $8M investment at Bridgeport Boatworks

Expected to be open sometime during the second half of the year, the revitalized facility will include a 700-ton travel lift for hoisting large vessels, making it one of the largest such lifts in the New England region.

Small businesses (finally) seeing sunny skies ahead

“We started about a year and a half ago,” Demetrius Glover, owner of wellness and community-building event company SolHaus in Stamford, said, “so with Covid, doing meditation and live entertainment at company events became difficult.”

Pols take victory lap for pro-small business efforts at Newtown...

DECD Commissioner David Lehman told the Business Journal that he expected to announce “a couple of big companies” relocating to Fairfield County from Westchester and New York City in the coming few weeks.