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DECD Chief David Lehman: ‘Amazing challenge’ to fix state’s woes, but...

“We are focusing on what money is going out and what we are getting in return,” the Greenwich resident says. “Ultimately it’s about the cost to the taxpayer – and I am certainly one of those."

$15 minimum wage could dampen business climate, some observers say

“Our business is growing – but I’m not sure if it’s going to continue to do so in Connecticut," says one Danbury business owner.

Mixed reaction to Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposal

Among those criticizing aspects of the new governor's plan: Hospitals, accountants, and Republican lawmakers.

Fairfield County leads state in median household income – and has...

Continuing flight from New York City and ambitious plans to improve Connecticut's rail system bode well for the future, although one local economics professor wonders if it will truly last.

Stamford 2030 District on target with most goals, expanding its reach

Originally focused on the fast-growing city’s downtown area, it has since expanded to include all of Stamford.

Elections over, business leaders express optimism about climate ahead

Ned Lamont "understands the need for economic growth, and the huge burden he’s facing,” says Joseph Brennan, president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. “He’s going to need help.”

Bridgeport casino a no-go for now; questions remain about future

Questions about traffic, increasing casino competition from neighboring states, and the wisdom or breaking the state compact with the tribes operating Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods remain, say several observers.

Though ‘not perfect,’ Connecticut budget earns mostly plaudits

Meanwhile, Comptroller Kevin Lembo said that, based on revenue and spending through Sept. 30, the state remained on track to end the current fiscal year with a $93.9 million deficit.

Trump tax plan gets mixed reviews from business community

Frustration over a lack of detail leaves observers hopeful but wary.

Mixed reviews for proposed reintroduction of tolls to Conn. highways

Transportation revenues will take an increasing hit as gas tax funds continue to dwindle -- but selling tolls to consumers will be a tall order.

Health care panel favors move away from volume- to value-based approach

The Feb. 2 event brought together senior executives from area hospitals and insurance companies, who used to "arm wrestle" over key issues, according to one panelist.

Connecticut business leaders hope for the best from Trump administration

“Is it a cause for hope, concern, or seeing opportunities? Probably all three,” said Joe McGee of The Business Council of Fairfield County.

For regional transportation, hurry up and wait

Two business councils continue fighting an old problem.