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New MetroHartford Alliance CEO Griggs seeks to globalize region's economic message

Gregory Seay |

Greater Hartford's diverse palette of “industry brands,” from manufacturing to finance to insurance to bioscience, each has a story to tell, and David Griggs says it's one he's here to...

City cites ex-downtown YMCA site for blight

Gregory Seay |

The high-rise former downtown home to the Hartford YMCA has landed in the crosshairs of the city's blight enforcers.

Ex-Enfield development official pleads guilty to fraud

Joe Cooper |

The former head of Enfield's economic development agency pleaded guilty Friday to embezzling more than $95,000 in federal funds, federal prosecutors said.

Hartford region crafting new economic development strategy

Matt Pilon |

In Hartford, 2018 is turning out to be a planning year.

East Hartford outlet mall officially dead

Gregory Seay |

East Hartford's proposed $105 million outlet mall is dead.

CIL, Amenta Emma team for Hartford mixed-use development

Greg Bordonaro |

A Hartford-based development team has been chosen to develop city-owned land at Park and Main streets into a mixed-use development that will include retail and residential space, the city said.

Unions sue gunmaker Colt's for alleged outsourcing breach

Greg Bordonaro| Gregory Seay |

Colt's Manufacturing Co., which emerged from bankruptcy two years ago and received a $10 million loan from the state last year in exchange for a pledge to maintain and grow jobs in West Hartford, is...

Commission's tax, economic policy changes raise small biz concerns

Greg Bordonaro| Matt Pilon |

A national association that represents small businesses in Connecticut is urging caution on some recommendations issued Thursday by a CEO-led, state-sanctioned commission that call for major changes...

Goodwin Hotel owner is sole DoNo bidder

Gregory Seay |

A team led by Stamford landlord-developer RMS Cos., owner-operator of The Goodwin Hotel in downtown Hartford, has emerged as sole bidder to redevelop the city's Downtown North quadrant into a...

Want to prosper? Act like a region, proponents say


One of the proposals in Boston's package that made the first cut in Amazon's search for a second headquarters (HQ2) was regional: to put the big project on various sites along the Orange Line of the...

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