Key to CT Economy, Manufacturing Growth Strongest in Eastern CT

Key to CT Economy, Manufacturing Growth Strongest in Eastern CT

Eastern Connecticut manufacturing jobs grew four times as fast as the rest of the state between 2015 and 2019, the Connecticut Business & Industry Association is reporting.  Two-thirds of all statewide manufacturing job growth during that period took place in the region's 41 communities.

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Shoppers Alert: SoNo Collection Set to Debut in Norwalk

Shoppers Alert:  SoNo Collection Set to Debut in Norwalk

It’s big, splashy and opening its doors in Norwalk.  The SoNo Collection mall is scheduled to open this week, two and a half years after construction began. It is owner Brookfield Properties biggest retail project in the Northeast since an expansion a decade ago of the Natick Collection mall in Massachusetts. The three-story project features 725,000 square feet of retail space, three atriums, a bowling alley and a rooftop-level garden. 

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Short Term Rentals on the Increase; State, Local Regulatory Oversight Less Certain

Short Term Rentals on the Increase; State, Local Regulatory Oversight Less Certain

Are short term rentals (STRs), better known by their popular brand names such as Airbnb, good news for municipalities or asking for trouble?  A new report by the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments seeks to air some of the pros and cons, as the number of stays (and income to hosts) continue to grow rapidly.

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Busy Logan is Good News for Growing Bradley

Busy Logan is Good News for Growing Bradley

New Englanders are flying more often to more destinations, and indications are that the trend will continue.  Published reports suggest that the region’s largest airport, Logan in Boston, is on track to becoming one of the 10 busiest airports in the United States by 2022.  That’s good news for the region’s second largest, Connecticut’s Bradley International.

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Travelers Championship Raises $2.1 Million for Local Charities

Travelers Championship Raises $2.1 Million for Local Charities

The Travelers Championship has announced that the 2019 tournament generated more than $2.1 million for 150 local charities, including this year’s primary beneficiary, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.  The impact of the tournament, one of the most highly regarded on the PGA Tour, reverberates throughout the state.

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New Laws Turn to Veterans to Help Address Manufacturing Gap, Extend Benefits

New Laws Turn to Veterans to Help Address Manufacturing Gap, Extend Benefits

State and veterans officials are highlighting three new laws taking effect on October 1 that are designed to support Connecticut veterans. All three - on job training programs, expanding eligibility for veterans to receive certain services, and on property tax relief - were approved unanimously by the state legislature this year.

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