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Lamont proposes to jettison business-entity tax


Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday unveiled a valentine of sorts for small businesses in Connecticut: doing away with the state's business-entity tax, a pass-through tax levied on companies large and small,...

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...

Amid quest to build Silicon Valley-style hub, some Stanley+Techstars startups eagerly call Hartford 'home'

Gregory Seay |

These startup founders, hailing from around the world, participated in the first Stanley+Techstars accelerator program and are now trying to grow their businesses from Hartford.

E. Windsor's Bidwell Energy takes aim at utility auctions

Matt Pilon |

Utility companies buy wholesale electricity and natural gas routinely, shopping for the lowest bids they can find in online auctions to help them meet customers' fluctuating energy demands.

Forbes: CI a top investor in healthcare startups

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut Innovations (CI), the state's quasi-public venture capital arm, made the seventh most investments in healthcare startups in 2018, according to Forbes.

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.

CI looking for startups for 2019 VentureClash

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut Innovations (CI), the state's quasi-public venture capital arm, says it's accepting applications for its fourth annual VentureClash pitch competition.

CTNext awards $44K to startups

Joe Cooper |

Entrepreneurial booster CTNext last week gifted $44,000 in grants to six startups at the most recent Entrepreneur Innovation Awards (EIA) in Hartford.

Is it time to start planning for a recession?

Fred McKinney |

In Greek mythology, Apollo fell in love with Cassandra, the daughter of the King and Queen of Troy.

Accelerator aims to advance CT’s bioscience ambitions

A fledgling, state-backed bioscience accelerator based in Branford — called the Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut, or ABCT — recently selected its second cohort of 12 startups...

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