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Business groups urge CT to use fed funds to address $700M-plus...

Employers currently are solely responsible for repaying the $700 million that the state borrowed from the federal government to pay pandemic-related unemployment compensation benefits. With interest, they said, that sum could rise to $1 billion.

CT on track for robust recovery? UConn professor says think again

Covid-forced shutdowns and political differences at the federal level remain the great unknowns.

Gov. Lamont’s State of the State address: ‘I have never been...

This year, the governor said, “We will continue to emphasize our best-in-the-nation public schools and workforce development, making sure every child, regardless of zip code, race, color, or creed, has the best opportunity at the starting line of life.”

One of four small-business owners say they will have to close...

A new survey also found 22% of business owners saying they will be able to operate no longer than 7-12 months under current economic conditions.

Gov. Lamont launches grant program to aid small businesses; Restaurant sector...

The program will provide businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut that have fewer than 20 employees, or a 2019 payroll of less than $1.5 million, with a one-time grant of $5,000.

Small businesses ‘real losers’ in Trump’s decision to call off stimulus...

The timing of the Nov. 3 election “isn’t helping things,” says Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch. “Neither side wants to give the other side a win, unfortunately.”

PPP Flexibility Act provides further opportunity for business owners, though some...

“We’ll see how it plays out,” says Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch.

Where’s the money? SBA loan mishaps have small businesses teetering on...

The president of one Stamford company said she’d been sparring with Chase – her bank of choice for over 25 years – over her firm’s PPP loan practically since the program was announced. “They’re probably the poster child for incompetency," she said.

State temporarily suspending small business bridge loan applications

The Department of Economic and Community Development announced that, having received over 4,000 applications, it will stop accepting them as of 6 p.m. today -- but that it will return with double the funding, at $50 million. But that action will be temporary, according to DECD Commissioner David Lehman.

Connecticut releases specifics about small business bridge loans

“We believe this program provides the quick, short-term financial assistance (small businesses and nonprofits) need to maintain operations and weather this storm," said Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman.

Small business group NFIB endorses Stefanowski for governor

“We enthusiastically support Bob the Rebuilder as the small-business pick for governor,” said Tim Goodrich, NFIB’s executive director of state government relations.

Small business optimism heads south

NFIB cites a drop in six of 10 indexes it charts.

Positive reviews, unanswered questions for energy plan

The Comprehensive Energy Strategy finalized Feb. 19 by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy seeks to more than double the number of Connecticut businesses with access to natural gas, while leaning heavily on utilities and consumers to foot the bill for any infrastructure.

NFIB applauds state spending cuts

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) issued a statement last week in support of the Connecticut legislators' decision to address the state's projected budget deficit with spending cuts instead of tax increases.

$5.5B spent on Small Business Saturday

Consumers spent $5.5 billion on the third annual Small Business Saturday.