economic development

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Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes said economic development that creates more jobs will revitalize cities across the country, adding that more police won’t do that.

Connecticut DECD Talks Economic Priorities At Groton Meeting

Feb 20, 2020
Brian Scott-Smith

The deputy commissioner of Connecticut’s economic development agency told Groton-area businesses this week that the state plans to change the way it helps finance new companies. 

Michael Dwyer / AP

Connecticut has chosen a Massachusetts-based company called Vineyard Wind to bring more than 800 megawatts of offshore wind energy to the state.

Office of Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont launched his workforce council on Thursday. It’s a public private partnership with a number of CEOs, state government officials and educators. Their task is to recommend a strategy that would improve education and skills training in the state.

Courtesy of Steelpointe Harbor

Connecticut cities are still trying to figure out how to attract investors to low-income areas with a big tax credit. The so-called "opportunity zones" were created by the Trump administration two years ago so investors could avoid capital gains taxes. 

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