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How Amazon blew its chance in New York


The deal was supposed to be foolproof. Amazon put two years and untold amounts of staff time and money into negotiating with New York to save about $3 billion on a new campus in one of America's most...

State loan, crowdfunding boost Hartford composter

Matt Pilon |

Blue Earth Composting is expanding its reach with the help of a recent economic development loan.

Amazon cancels plans to build New York headquarters


Amazon is ditching its plans to build a new headquarters in New York after facing backlash from members of the community.

Hartford expects $7.7M ‘March Madness’ windfall

Gregory Seay |

About 25,000 fans will descend on Hartford’s XL Center in late March for first- and second-rounds of the 2019 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament, giving an estimated $7.7 million shot...

Lamont promises to cut borrowing by 39%

Joe Cooper |

Gov. Ned Lamont continued previewing his first proposed budget to business leaders on Tuesday morning as he promised to shave Connecticut's borrowing by 39 percent.

Manchester seeks Parkade makeover partner

Gregory Seay |

After years of contemplation and delay, the town of Manchester appears ready to finally get underway with redevelopment of 23 town-owned acres that were once a thriving commercial hub.

A peek into Lamont's economic-development playbook

Greg Bordonaro |

For those interested in learning about Gov. Ned Lamont's economic-development vision, he offered a sneak peek Feb. 1, airing plans to restructure — to some degree — the Department of...

At DCP, Lamont and Bysiewicz greet workers, talk a little policy

Matt Pilon |

Since the election, Gov. Ned Lamont has toured a half-dozen state agencies and counting. The point is to shake hands with employees and management alike, conveying that the administration cares about...

Lamont: CT contacted Amazon about possible HQ2 relocation

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's newly reshaped economic-development team has rebooted efforts to lure Amazon's second headquarters away from New York after the e-commerce giant reportedly is reconsidering plans to...

W. Hartford offers entrepreneur-services portal

Gregory Seay |

The town of West Hartford has teamed with the state's key promoter of small-business development to open a service-center office in Town Hall.

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