Economic Development News & Updates in
Greater New Haven
Arts Council Executive Director Departing For D.C.
Arts Council of Greater New Haven Executive Director Daniel Fitzmaurice is leaving his post to take a position as chief of staff at Americans for the Arts in Washington, DC.

Fitzmaurice’s departure caps ​“a highly successful five-year run,” the Arts Council wrote in a release made public Tuesday morning. ​“Since 2017, Fitzmaurice has played a pivotal leadership role in the efforts to grow and expand the Arts Council to advance the vibrant and diverse creative ecosystem in the greater New Haven region and across the state. A respected and influential advocate for the arts, Fitzmaurice leaves the organization poised for continued expansion and impact in the arts communities that it serves.” Read More
Connecticut companies join ‘thunderous exit’ from Russia, Yale report shows
More than 200 major companies, including several based in Connecticut, have reduced their operations in Russia since the country’s invasion of Ukraine, marking one of the largest-ever waves of corporate pullback from a nation, according to a report published Monday by the Yale School of Management.

The fast-growing number of firms that have curtailed their business in Russia, a group that includes Norwalk-headquartered Booking Holdings and Stamford-headquartered WWE, illustrates the sweeping changes made by many companies amid international condemnation of the invasion — a response that some experts are comparing to the 1980s business boycotts that helped bring down the apartheid regime in South Africa. Read More
Where Avelo Airlines' Tweed New Haven flights are headed for spring break in Florida
Budget airline Avelo Airlines has been flying from Tweed New Haven Regional Airport since November 2021 when it rolled out non-stop, one-way flights to six Florida destinations: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Sarasota and Tampa.

Since then, the airline said it will add four more southern spots to its lineup coming in May, including Nashville, Tennessee, Savannah, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Read More
How officials say women’s inequities have worsened in CT during pandemic
From the early days of the COVID pandemic to now, as Connecticut returns to a sense of normalcy, women have faced inequities from loss of income to impacts on their physical and mental health.

A range of reports have outlined the disparities, particularly on women and girls of color. In many ways, the pandemic exacerbated inequities that already existed.

To close the gap, advocates say relief and recovery efforts should focus on reforming policies around child care assistance and training in industries that are growing like technology and advanced manufacturing. For younger women, advocates have emphasized the need to teach them professional skills such as financial literacy, problem-solving, networking and negotiations. Read More
More News & Events
3/24 1 p.m. What is a Regional Sector Partnership (RSPs) & How Will They Help the Manufacturing Industry in Connecticut? Read More

3/29 & 30 SBA's Office of Women’s Business Ownership and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center for the virtual Women’s Business Summit Read More

Collab Accelerator Spring 2022 Read More