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Lamont makes re-election run official

"I love the job," the governor said. "I'm ready to go."

Minority-owned manufacturers to benefit from federal grant

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency has provided a five-year, $2 million grant to operate a national MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center in Connecticut.

Census: Stamford now state’s second-largest city as CT grows more diverse

The state's White population dropped by 11%, while the number of its Hispanic/Latino residents rose by 4%. Connecticut's Black and Asian populations also increased.

CT hourly minimum wage rises to $13 on Aug. 1

It will rise by another $1 in each of the next two years.

Lamont signs workforce development bill to ‘improve equity and outcomes for...

"By upskilling and reskilling our residents, we can prepare them to capitalize on these great jobs to fuel growth in the Connecticut economy now and well into the future," declared the governor.

Ambitious $10 billion high-speed rail plan announced in CT; would create...

“We need a massive, likely bi-partisan plan" to fully fund the initiative, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said. “And we need the two Joes – Biden and (U.S. Sen.) Manchin (D-West Virginia) -- to get behind it.”

Stamford’s Henkel launches STEM program for U.S. children

More than 62,000 children worldwide have taken part in Henkel Researchers’ World programs.

Women’s Business Development Council touts accomplishments during pandemic

This month, the Women's Business Development Council will award nearly $400,000 in grants to 44 businesses, 32% of which are minority-owned.

WBDC announces $400K in grants being awarded to 44 women-owned businesses...

Roughly 32% of the recipients are minorities.

Pols take victory lap for pro-small business efforts at Newtown...

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.

WBDC equity match grant program tops $1M; State-assisted effort taking applications...

According to the DECD, over 90% of the businesses registered in the state are small businesses; they employ over 50% of Connecticut’s workforce.

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.”

Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz encouraged by recovery efforts so far, ‘but you...

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...

‘Safety first, science-driven’ guidance on reopening CT stores and offices announced

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.

COVID-19 LATEST: Lamont calls for long-term recovery committees to be formed...

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.