Economic Development News & Updates in
Greater New Haven
Quinnipiac plans $244M construction projects for two new academic buildings, a new dorm
Quinnipiac University will build two new academic buildings and a 417-bed residence hall as the next phase of its 10-year master facilities plan.

The university’s Board of Trustees has approved $244 million for the projects on Jan. 20. The money will be funded through a combination of the university’s endowment, philanthropic efforts and debt financing, according to a press release.
The South Quad will consist of two new academic buildings and a residence hall. (Photo contributed from Quinnipiac University)

President Judy Olian said in a press release on Feb. 3, that this “unprecedented set of investments” will enhance the university’s academics, research and student learning-living experience. Read More
Flying South: AdvanceCT is latest statewide economic development agency to make New Haven home
New Haven has become a destination for state organizations focused on retaining and recruiting businesses in Connecticut.

That’s according to the latest one to make the Elm City its home. AdvanceCT, the state’s nonprofit business-recruitment arm, moved into the popular office/coworking space known as District in late September.

It followed behind CT Innovations (CI), the state’s quasi-public venture capital arm that relocated its headquarters from Rocky Hill to District’s New Haven innovation campus at 470 James St., about two years ago. Read More
Exhausted health care workers seek long-awaited legislative relief
Calls to shore up Connecticut’s health care workforce are getting louder, after the latest COVID variant placed heightened stress on the state’s nurses, physicians, behavioral specialists and other medical staff.

Advocates and lawmakers say programs they’ve long pushed for — workforce training, medical school loan forgiveness, higher nurse-to-patient ratios, simpler license transfers from other states and medical liability insurance reform, to name a few — are all on the table heading into the Connecticut General Assembly’s regular session, which begins Feb. 9. Read More
Meriden gets $1.8M grant to clean up brownfield site
State and local officials are encouraging efforts to develop a field across from an old manufacturing mill in Meriden in hopes of attracting new residents.

A lot near the downtown Meriden train station will become a 92-unit apartment complex located at 289 Pratt St. with expanded parking for adjacent businesses at 290 Pratt St.

“This 92-unit, four-story luxury apartment complex to house future families, young entrepreneurs, young business owners, here in our city,” Meriden Mayor Kevin Scarpati said.

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz stopped by the fire department Monday to announce a $1.8 million state grant to clean up and remediate both sites. Read More
More News & Events
2/10 noon ManufactureCT presents How to Create an Apprenticeship Program to Meet Your Workforce Needs Read More

2/10 1:30 p.m. CEDAS Webinar Series: Economic Development Trends and Insights Read More

2/17 1-4 p.m. Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce presents Internship Career & Job Fair Read More

Economic Development Grant Program Helps Guilford Businesses Spruce Up Read More

Governor Lamont Appoints Paul Lavoie as Connecticut’s Chief Manufacturing Officer Read More

New Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter opens in Milford Read More