Press Releases

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  • 12/19/2011 Gov. Malloy on Announcement of November Employment Figures for Connecticut

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today said that the news that Connecticut’s unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest level since June 2009 is “encouraging,” but stressed that “more needs to be done in the mission to reinvent Connecticut and stimulate job growth.”

  • 10/25/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces NBC Sports Group is Fourth "First Five"

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that NBC Sports Group will be the fourth company to take advantage of the “First Five” economic development program. NBCUniversal’s NBC Sports Group will consolidate much of its northeast operations, including its existing Connecticut workforce, at new studios and offices in the former Clairol factory in Stamford. The project, slated to start in September 2012, will create 450 jobs and allow room for the company to grow in the future.

  • 10/6/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces Launch of Startup Connecticut

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined with business leaders to announce the launch of Startup Connecticut, a new initiative that will help to reinvent Connecticut by assisting high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the state. Startup Connecticut will be part of a national network of state and regional efforts coordinated by the Startup America Partnership, the national organization working to help young companies grow in order to create jobs in the country. Connecticut becomes the third state in the nation to adopt its own regional initiative.

  • 10/6/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces Launch of Startup Connecticut

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined with business leaders to announce the launch of Startup Connecticut, a new initiative that will help to reinvent Connecticut by assisting high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the state. Startup Connecticut will be part of a national network of state and regional efforts coordinated by the Startup America Partnership, the national organization working to help young companies grow in order to create jobs in the country. Connecticut becomes the third state in the nation to adopt its own regional initiative.

  • 9/27/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces $550K Grant from SBA

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded a $546,822 grant to Connecticut to help increase state exports and the number of small businesses that export.

  • 9/13/2011 Gov. Malloy Appoints Members to Reconstituted Clean Energy Authority; Names DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith as Chair

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today said that the Board of Directors of the reconstituted Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) will soon be working to institute new initiatives that will drive innovation and boost the use of environmentally friendly energy in the state.

  • 8/29/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces Business Assistance Program for Companies Affected by Hurricane Irene

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner Catherine Smith today announced a comprehensive business assistance program to help companies negatively impacted by Hurricane Irene.

  • 8/2/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces ESPN is Third "First Five" Project

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced ESPN of Bristol is the next Connecticut company to take advantage of the state’s newest economic development program called “First Five.”

  • 6/30/2011 Gov. Malloy: Work to Streamline State Government Underway

    As the new fiscal year begins Friday, state agency consolidations and mergers proposed in February by Governor Dannel P. Malloy are well underway. The initiative will reduce the number of state agencies by 30% and will streamline government and improve efficiency.

  • 6/21/2011 Governor Malloy: DECD Commissioner Smith Announce Funding to Support Development Projects

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith today announced the state will help fund various development projects by redirecting $4.6 million in previously allocated bonding to the Regional Brownfield and Economic Development Program. The State Bond Commission is expected to approve the measure at its next meeting June 24.

  • 5/25/2011 Thursday: Malloy Administration Presents Bioscience Connecticut Proposal at Informational Legislative Hearing

    On Thursday morning, members of the Malloy Administration and the University of Connecticut will present the Governor’s Bioscience Connecticut proposal at a joint informational hearing of the General Assembly’s Higher Education, Finance, Appropriations, Commerce, and Public Health Committees.

  • 5/16/2011 Tuesday: Gov. Malloy Announces New Jobs Initiative at UConn Health Center

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy will announce a sweeping new jobs initiative at the UConn Health Center on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. The proposal, which will help Connecticut become a leader in the bioscience industry, will create jobs now, sustain economic growth going forward, and spur innovation in the future.

  • 3/10/2011 Gov. Malloy Names Christopher "Kip" Bergstrom as Executive Director of Commission on Culture and Tourism

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today named Christopher “Kip” Bergstrom as the Executive Director of the Commission on Culture and Tourism. Upon the consolidation of this function into the Department of Economic and Community Development, Bergstrom would assume additional responsibilities as part of DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith’s team.

  • 3/3/2011 Today: Governor Malloy Announces Appointment for DECD Commissioner

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy will announce his appointment for Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development this afternoon.

  • 3/3/2011 Gov. Malloy Appoints ING Executive Catherine Smith to Lead Department of Economic and Community Development

    In one of his highest profile appointments to date, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today named ING executive Catherine Smith to lead the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). Smith, who lives in Northford, has worked for ING for the past 10 years; prior to that, she worked at Aetna for 17 years.