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This month, the Women's Business Development Council will award nearly $400,000 in grants to 44 businesses, 32% of which are minority-owned.
Roughly 32% of the recipients are minorities.
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.
According to the DECD, over 90% of the businesses registered in the state are small businesses; they employ over 50% of Connecticut’s workforce.
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.”
All things considered, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz says she is pleased with how Connecticut’s public health and economic recovery efforts are going so far. Noting...
Maximum restaurant and office capacity at 50%; frequent cleaning of all high-touch points; and face masks or cloth face coverings for all employees and customers are among the various guidelines that will be in place when Connecticut begins its soft reopening of businesses on May 20.
The state government is encouraging the formation of long-term recovery committees in every municipality -- an "effective way to bring our economy back," according to Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz -- as COVID-19-related hospitalizations continued to decline.
The governor said he hoped “we’ll have some clarity from the White House before the day is over” over President Donald Trump's musing about instituting an "enforceable quarantine" in New York and parts of Connecticut and New Jersey, opining that Trump’s comments were an example of his “thinking out loud.”
Among Democrats expected to oppose the bill is Sen. Alex Bergstein, D-Greenwich, who has publicly indicated her preference for tolls on all vehicles.
Jobs CT is a performance-based incentive program for businesses to expand or relocate jobs to Connecticut, while Small Business Express 2.0 is a new version of the state’s program that helps small businesses.
Highway tolls and whether or not to expand state-sanctioned gambling are still unresolved.
Film companies are avoiding filming in Georgia after it passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation.
Gov. Ned Lamont signed Connecticut’s minimum wage increase into law this morning, which will take the hourly rate from the current $10.10 per hour to $15 per hour by mid-2023.
The hourly minimum wage will increase from the current $10.10 to $11 on Oct. 1; $12 on Sept. 1, 2020; $13 on August 1, 2021; $14 on July 1, 2022; and $15 on June 1, 2023.
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