News & Updates

Connecticut Graded "D" in Overall Friendliness to Small Business

By Staff, on Jul 5, 2014

The Economist: The best and worst states for small business - Red tape blues
Small businesses fret less about taxes than over-regulation

July 5th, 2014 
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IAN TONER, an architect in Philadelphia, recently went to city offices for a permit to build a stoop for a client’s home. The city, he learned, had just imposed new requirements: he would have to get maps from gas, electric, water and other utilities to ensure the stoop would not disturb their underground lines and then resubmit his application. A process he thought would take a day took more than two weeks.

CNBC’s Rankings: A Four-Year Slide - 2014 Top States for Business

By Staff, on Jun 25, 2014

June 25, 2014
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2014 Top States for Business

CNBC released its annual business rankings this week, and for Connecticut, the results were all too familiar.

The state slipped for the fourth consecutive year, this time to 46th and a place in the cable network's worst five states for doing business. Only Alaska, West Virginia, Hawaii, and Rhode Island fared worse.

Chief Executive Magazine Ranks Connecticut as the 44th Best / Worst State for Business

By Staff, on May 8, 2014

May 8, 2014
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Chief Executive Magazine released its 10th annual "Best and Worst States for Business" rankings. Connecticut continues to languish among the 10 worst states for yet another year. 

Leonard M. Tannenbaum To Receive The 2013 M&A Advisor Leadership Award

By Staff, on Dec 11, 2013

December 10, 2013
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NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The M&A Advisor is proud to announce that Leonard M. Tannenbaum, Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Street Management LLC is a recipient of the 2013 M&A Advisor Leadership Award. Mr. Tannenbaum is to be honored for his contribution to the advancement of middle market M&A at the 12th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 in New York, NY.

Promote Computer Science in Connecticut

By Staff, on Dec 10, 2013

Computer Science in Connecticut
Computer science is driving job growth and innovation throughout our economy and society. More than half of projected jobs in STEM fields are in computing occupations; these occupations dominate "help wanted" ads; and computer science is one of the hottest degrees for new college graduates. Despite this, computer science education is marginalized throughout our K-12 education system – denying access to this critical knowledge, particularly among underrepresented groups. In fact, only 14 states and the District of Columbia allow rigorous and engaging computer science courses to satisfy a math or science requirement for graduation from high school.