Economic Development News & Updates in
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Connecticut Employment Laws Effective October 1, 2021
Several employment-related laws become effective October 1, 2021. As that date is upon us, employers may want to review and ensure consistency with these laws by making any applicable changes to their practices, policies, and procedures. Below is a reminder about the laws to be aware of:

  • Wage Range Disclosure and Equal Pay
  • Lactation
  • Age Discrimination in Job Applications
  • Sexual Harassment Training
  • Call Center Relocation

Tweed New Haven Airport loses American Airlines
American Airlines flew its last American Eagle flight Thursday out of Tweed New Haven Airport. And later this fall, Avelo Airlines will fly nonstop to Florida.

American Airlines pulling out of New Haven wasn’t unexpected, and it might not stay that way forever.

“I am confident that they will come back in the near future,” said Sean Scanlon, Tweed’s executive director. “Maybe even before we get a new runway, but definitely after we get a new runway because that has always been the key for so many airlines. I think once we’re able to lengthen that runway just a bit, we will see a lot more service here in New Haven.”

Flight cancellations due to staffing shortages aren’t uncommon for many airlines right now, including American Airlines. Read More
'A big ripple effect': Two top business figures discuss their new roles for CT
Yale University leadership expert Jeffrey Sonnenfeld is quick to credit Indra Nooyi and James Smith for their oversight as co-chairs of of AdvanceCT, the state’s business recruiting arm, which quickly pivoted in the COVID-19 pandemic to help companies remain open.

Sonnenfeld also expressed enthusiasm that he and Margaret Keane, executive chairwoman of Stamford-based Synchrony Financial, now inherit the top AdvanceCT roles.

Nooyi, the retired CEO of PepsiCo, and Smith, the retired CEO of Webster Financial, have exited in an orderly changing of the guard of Gov. Ned Lamont’s top business advisers. Under Sonnenfeld and Keane, AdvanceCT, headed day-to-day by CEO and Wilton resident Peter Denious, must lay a new foundation for Connecticut’s economic growth coming out of the pandemic. Read More
South Central Connecticut Housing Plan Survey - Deadline extended to October 15
The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG), which brings together local governments to coordinate municipal services, transportation and land use planning programs for its 15 member municipalities is announcing the beginning of a housing survey for residents.

Why is SCRCOG doing the Survey?

This survey is part of SCRCOG’s efforts to help each municipality create housing plans in accordance with the State of Connecticut’s General Statutes Section 8-30j, which requires each municipality create and amend an affordable housing survey at least once every five years. This survey is intended to help identify the perceptions and realities of housing affordability, appropriateness, and challenges within each community.

The survey is being offered in two formats, online and as a paper version with options for English and Spanish. The survey will be open from September 14 to October 15, 2021. Read More

Paper surveys can be mailed to:
127 Washington Ave., 4th Floor West
North Haven, CT 06473
More News & Events
October is Cybersecurity Month Read More

October 13 10-11 a.m. Disaster Preparedness for Small Business presented by SBA Read More

October 14 3-6 p.m. Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce 227th Annual Meeting & Business Leadership Awards Read More

October 28 4-6 p.m. ManufactureCT presents Bauer Inc. Plant Tour - Innovation in Action Read More

Collab and CitySeed are now accepting applications for their 2022 Food Business Accelerator Read More