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GE returns to CT – sort of – with innovation center...

By its nature, “it’s difficult to define what this place will be,” said GE Appliances President and CEO Kevin Nolan, as it brings together education, innovation and inspiration to create “something new, something exciting.”

Synchrony exec named co-chair of CT’s economic development entity

Margaret Keane is one of just four women in the U.S. to lead a major financial institution.

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.”

Priorities over pizza: CT panel says focus on the issues on...

The current legislative session has seen more talk “about pizza than affordable housing,” Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Executive Director and CEO Joe DeLong said.

CT reinvigorating business recruitment and retention efforts

“We’re a lot further along in being proactive versus reactive -- and it’s beginning to pay dividends," says Peter Denious, president and CEO of AdvanceCT, the state government’s economic development entity.

COVID-19 testing goal within reach before May 20; some tweaks to...

Gov. Ned Lamont focused on the continued ramping up of COVID-19 testing at today's briefing, noting that the number of weekly tests has increased from about 18,000 a couple of weeks ago to roughly 29,000 now.

CERC rebrands as AdvanceCT; hires VP of business development

Formerly with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and the U.S. Department of Commerce, David Campbell has 17 years of economic development, international business and policy experience, including expertise in attracting foreign direct investment, entrepreneurs, and innovative technologies.

Need to ‘do a better job’ in marketing CT to business...

Marketing an individual company is obviously not the same as marketing an entire state. But according to Peter Denious, who in August was appointed...

Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge named to CERC board

In addition to the Stamford executive, the CERC board voted to add leaders from Eversource, Avangrid Networks, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and Quinnipiac University.

Need for greater collaboration between government, business cited at Norwalk Chamber...

The state Department of Economic and Community Development and the Connecticut Economic Resource Center are working on a statewide economic development plan "that people can believe in," said CERC President and CEO Peter Denious. "Our aspirations and goals are extremely ambitious.”

Manufacturing, government must unite to improve business climate, speakers at CT...

According to CBIA/CONNSTEP’s first Connecticut Manufacturing Report, issued at the 2019 Manufacturing Summit, workforce tops manufacturers' concerns, with 60% of poll respondents saying it was their most significant need – and 56% saying it was “difficult” to both find and retain young workers.