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Three seasons in, Hartford's $71M ballpark has sparked new energy but not promised development

Gregory Seay |

Hartford's Dunkin' Donuts Park has found early success drawing plaudits for its design and fan experience. However, it has yet to attain the one goal for which it was built: Economic revival of the...

In state of the city address, Bronin touts a balanced budget, new investments

Joe Cooper |

Mayor Luke Bronin didn't waste time delivering the good news Monday evening at his fourth state of the city address: Hartford will save money this fiscal year and new investors continue to place bets...

Let's explore Lehman's economic-development credentials

Greg Bordonaro |

Should David Lehman be Connecticut's next economic-development commissioner?

Some details on tolls, but little common ground


The administration of Gov. Ned Lamont started Wednesday to fill in significant gaps in the Democratic governor's expansive highway tolls proposal, a measure that instantly divided the legislature...

As GM's Lordstown plant idles, an iconic American job nears extinction


When Felice Robinson was hired at General Motors' Lordstown plant in 1995, she thought the rest of her life was taken care of.

Liberty Bank settles loan 'redlining' suit

Gregory Seay |

Middletown mutual lender Liberty Bank has pledged another $15 million in loans and grants to step up its mortgage lending, including opening a loan office in Hartford, to settle unfair lending claims.

Killingly Energy Center a boon to clean energy, economic development

Tony Sheridan |

We've all read the headlines and seen the reports — facing massive state budget deficits that stretch for years to come, Connecticut is struggling to retain meaningful jobs, young people and...

Lamont: Infosys to double CT commitment

Matt Pilon |

In his first public address to the MetroHartford Alliance, Gov. Ned Lamont said economic growth and further developing the state's skilled workforce are key goals for his next four years.

Hartford Foundation gifted a record amount in '18

Joe Cooper |

Philanthropic giving at The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving peaked in 2018 in terms of the amount of grants awarded to the region's nonprofit and educational institutions.

E. Hartford completes $3.3M purchase of blighted Showcase Cinemas; redevelopment eyed

Joe Cooper |

The town of East Hartford has completed its $3.3 million purchase of the abandoned Showcase Cinemas along I-84 east, according to the mayor, who says the site will be razed and redeveloped.

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