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Gov. Malloy: Connecticut Kicks Off 2014 Tourism Season
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and its Office of Tourism released new tracking results that demonstrate the $22 million Statewide Tourism Marketing Fund investment over the course of 18 months has generated measurable gains in overall tourism spending to the state and has helped increase positive awareness of Connecticut as a place to visit.
Gov. Malloy Unveils Legislation to Strengthen Advanced Manufacturing in Connecticut and Create Jobs
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner Catherine Smith, state officials and legislators, and local business leaders, today announced that he will introduce legislation during the upcoming regular session of the General Assembly to establish a new Advanced Manufacturing Fund to assist Connecticut manufacturers meet growing demand and create jobs.
Gov. Malloy: Connecticut Awarded Federal Planning Grant to Study How to Strengthen State’s Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Workforce
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), which have partnered on a Regional Aerospace and Defense Exchange (RADE) initiative to study the impact of defense contract reductions to Connecticut and New England, will receive a $1.25 million U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (DoD OEA) grant for the joint effort.
Gov. Malloy: Winter Storm and Severe Cold Weather to Impact the State
With a significant winter storm bearing down on the state, Governor Dannel P. Malloy is urging residents to take it slow and avoid travel during the height of the storm Tuesday night.
Gov. Malloy: Investment Will Create Jobs for Connecticut Residents
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will provide a loan to Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) Inc. for an expansion project at the company’s South Windsor facility. The funding will create or retain 65 jobs for Connecticut residents over the next two years.
Gov. Malloy: Investment Will Allow Local Company to Double its Workforce
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will provide Total Mortgage Services, LLC with a $3.5 million loan to help the company establish its national headquarters with a new facility in Milford.
Gov. Malloy: Investment in the Iconic Thompson Speedway Will Create Jobs
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the state will provide Thompson International Speedway, LLC with an $800,000 loan to upgrade its existing facility in Thompson. Founded in 1940, the company has 48 employees and plans to hire at least 23 more employees over the next two years.
Gov. Malloy: State Grant Program Encourages Nonprofit Collaboration, Efficiency
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the state Office of Policy and Management (OPM) is accepting applications for a new round of grants to encourage collaboration and sharing among nonprofit agencies.
Gov. Malloy Directs Winter Storm Release of State Workforce
Governor Dannel P. Malloy directed Executive Branch agency heads to release their employees early in stages this afternoon in order to better manage the evening commute given the inclement conditions.
Gov. Malloy: Economic, Scientific Collaboration With Israel Will Strengthen Conneticut's Global Competitiveness
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today at the MetroHartford Alliance's "Rising Star Breakfast" that the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Israel Tech Transfer Organization (ITTN) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the first step in laying the foundation for better and more productive economic and research collaborations between Connecticut and Israeli businesses, research institutions and universities.
Gov. Malloy Tours Growing Nutrigenomics Startup in Hartford
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today toured the Hartford headquarters of ThinkitDrinkit, a recipient of state assistance through the Small Business Express Program (EXP) and the Subsidized Training and Employment Program (STEP UP) which have helped the startup company grow steadily over the last year and hire more than 20 new employees.
Gov. Malloy Tours East Hartford Lettuce Farm Recovering and Growing With Help From PLANT Grant
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today toured Connecticut Hydroponic Farm in East Hartford, which received a Production Loss Assistance Needed Today (PLANT) grant of over $79,000 to help recover from damage incurred as a result of February’s severe snowstorm.
Gov. Malloy: HomeServe USA to Expand and Create 130 Jobs in Norwalk
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that HomeServe USA Corp. is relocating its corporate headquarters to Norwalk.
Gov. Malloy Issues Executive Order to Increase Transparency on Economic Development Incentives
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by State Comptroller Kevin Lembo and Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner Catherine Smith, today signed Executive Order (EO) No. 38 to make information regarding certain economic assistance and tax credits used to recruit or retain businesses more accessible to Connecticut residents.
Gov. Malloy: CareCentrix Growing Presence in Connecticut With New Stamford Office
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that CareCentrix is expanding its Connecticut operations with a new office in Stamford after finalizing a lease agreement on Wednesday. In June 2012, CareCentrix became the fifth company to participate in Governor Malloy’s “First Five” program, a job creation initiative administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD).