Economic Development News & Updates in
Greater New Haven
Connecticut Institutions Closing the Tech Skills Gap with Talent Accelerator Initiative
Seven higher education institutions in Connecticut are participating in a new initiative called the Tech Talent Accelerator, which aims to boost high-demand tech skills by fostering business-higher education partnerships in areas such as cybersecurity, virtual modeling, software development, and digital analytics. The University of Saint Joseph, Quinnipiac University, University of Bridgeport, Mitchell College, University of Hartford, University of New Haven, and Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system will receive a combined $180,000 in grants from the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) and the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), supported by funding from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development's Technology Talent Fund. Read More
Face the Facts: Plans to Move Data Centers to Connecticut
Big companies that at one time would never consider employees working from home and now, most of them have no choice to make it a part of their new normal.

This includes big insurance companies, places like Twitter, even news organizations. But what has that done for our state's ability to try to recruit new business here?

NBC Connecticut's Mike Hydeck spoke with Commissioner David Lehman from the state Department of Economic and Community Development about it. Read More
Interview: Avelo Airlines CEO Andrew Levy On Turbulent Start-Up Year
Forbes: So what are Avelo’s most successful destinations?

Levy: Until the last couple of months, our biggest market was Burbank to Santa Rosa (Northern California wine country.) That has been eclipsed by Orlando to New Haven; we often have three flights a day.

Many people are commuting from Florida or have established residency there. [Avelo serves six cities in Florida.] So, there is more frequency of travel, there’s tax flight from the higher tax state, and people working remotely, in addition to leisure travel.

There is a huge amount of demand in South Connecticut. New Haven Tweed is a really easy airport to get in and out of. It’s one of the biggest parts of our network, with six flights a day to places like Savannah, Raleigh, Chicago Midway and Florida.

Forbes: Why has New Haven proved so successful?

Levy: Much of our customer base lives in Connecticut. That is our core traveler. We have found a huge market of affluent people who travel a lot and don’t like to schlep to LaGuardia or JFK. Tweed is a far more convenient alternative. Avelo is known in Connecticut, we have huge awareness there. Read More
Yale New Haven Health signs letter of intent to absorb 2 Connecticut health systems
Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS) has signed a letter of intent to acquire Connecticut health systems Waterbury HEALTH and Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) from Prospect Medical Holdings.

The proposed deal would include three hospitals and the health systems’ other related businesses, real estate assets, physician clinic operations and outpatient services, according to the announcement. Read More
More News & Events
July 21-22 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Materials and Manufacturing Summer Teachers Institute 2022 Read More

July 21 10 a.m. Broadband Infrastructure Programs Request for Information Announcement Information Session Read More

8/3 noon Green Bank Summer Update Webinar to provide updates on the Green Bank and our solutions for homes, buildings, and investments. Learn about Energy Storage Solutions, C-PACE new construction, Green Liberty Notes, and more. Register here.

September 20-22 US Department of Commerce presents Discover Global Markets: The Blue Economy: Providence, RI Read More

The New Haven Free Public Library seeks applications for two in-residence opportunities from September 2022 – December 2022. DUE BY Saturday, July 30. Read More

NOTICE OF JOB OPENING: The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) seeks a qualified person for the regional planner position. Read More