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Connecticut To Help Firms Train Their High-Tech Employees

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is creating a two-year, $7 million program to help advanced manufacturing companies in training their workforce. Under the program, companies are required to contribute matching funds in […]


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Milford Mortgage Lender Receives Millions In State Aid

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A Milford mortgage services company is receiving a $3.5 million state loan in exchange for creating at least 140 jobs and keeping about as many in Connecticut. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy […]


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Connecticut Looking To Form Business Partnership With Israel

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut officials say the state is partnering with a group in Israel to strengthen business ties and collaboration. The state Department of Economic and Community Development led a trade delegation to […]


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Official Seek To Move Oversight Of Amistad

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s top economic development official is asking Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature for more authority to oversee the finances and operations of the state’s official flagship, the Amistad schooner. […]


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Development Agency Reaches Out To Small Businesses

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s economic development agency is offering small businesses an opportunity to navigate through various state assistance programs. The Department of Economic and Community Development has scheduled eight presentations beginning Thursday through […]


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DECD Commissioner Planning Israeli Trip

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s economic development commissioner is planning a trip with business leaders to Israel to promote companies based in the state. Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith says the […]


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Information Sessions Planned On Sandy Repairs

Owners of Connecticut historic properties damaged by last year’s Superstorm Sandy will have an opportunity to learn more about available financial assistance to pay for repairs. The first of three public informational sessions is scheduled […]


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Urban Seeks Answers On State Funding For Amistad

The organization that operates the replica sailing ship Amistad is facing questions over the handling of money from the state.


CT Businesses Affected by Irene Eligible for Financial Aid

Connecticut businesses damaged by Tropical Storm Irene are eligible for financial assistance from the state.