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Workshops scheduled on applying for state funding

“These informational workshops are a tremendous opportunity for local business owners to learn more about the CFA application process and the funding available to expand their businesses,” Westchester County Executive George Latimer said.

American Lung Association faults CT and NY on tobacco policies

Connecticut was graded a D on offering access to tobacco cessation services and New York got an F for tobacco prevention and for cessation funding.

New Canaan considers oversight of local Airbnb activity

New Canaan’s Town Council is taking aim at the local proliferation of Airbnb rentals and its impact on the quality of life.

Survey: CT businesses mostly pessimistic about state’s near-term economy

“Unfortunately, business leaders feel not enough lawmakers take the state’s challenges seriously,” said CBIA President and CEO Joe Brennan.

Boyle named to second spot in U.S. Attorney’s Office of Connecticut

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut has named Leonard C. Boyle the First Assistant U.S. Attorney, the second-ranking position within that office.

Shelton Mayor Lauretti positions his small city for big business growth

“Last year, we pulled two big companies into Shelton — Unilever and United Healthcare — with over 1,600 employees total,” Mayor Mark Lauretti said. “The bad news is that we pulled them from other places in Connecticut."

Stamford Mayor David Martin seeks fiscal rewards without pursuing risks

David Martin's approach to running the city has generated positive results. Since his election in 2013, Stamford has maintained an AAA bond rating, and the fiscal year 2018 budget is projected to carry a $4.8 million surplus, with no planned cuts to the municipal workforce.

Moody’s downgrades Connecticut’s general obligation debt

Moody's also downgraded its outstanding ratings on the state’s special tax obligation senior and subordinate lien bonds to A1 from Aa3.

For Danbury Mayor Boughton, politics is all about business

Since becoming Danbury’s mayor in 2001 and serving eight consecutive two-year terms, Mark Boughton said that the encouragement of business growth and development has been a key focus.

Today’s tax deadline remains in effect

McGladrey offers a heads-up for those who sought extensions.

Unemployment ticked higher in June

The Bridgeport-Stamford labor market area was among the few bright spots, gaining 3,000 jobs from May to June.

Window for cheap borrowing is closing

While municipalities have enjoyed low interest rates on bond financing during a down economy, the days of cheap borrowing are slowly coming to a close.

Cuomo announces $10 million to modernize state electric grid

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the availability of $10 million in grants that will seek to improve New York State’s electric grid

BusinessUSA seeking leaders to improve government services

BusinessUSA is seeking business leaders to help improve its delivery of services, especially when it comes to navigating federal government resources online.

Your next client: the government

Just like anybody else, the government needs to buy things. The question is, from whom?