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Sign the Petition in Support of HB No. 7143      
To eliminate the restriction on the length of Runway 2-20 at Tweed-New Haven Airport

The Greater New Haven region is poised for growth, with excellent colleges, a millennial-friendly downtown, world-class healthcare and thriving startups in biotech and digital tech. New Haven checks every box but one: transportation. Tweed-New Haven Airport is a key asset in the region's transportation infrastructure and yet is one of the most underserved markets in the country. In fact, the New Haven ranks fourth from the bottom among cities in air service nationwide, and 63% of local passengers are opting to use JFK and LaGuardia, creating jobs in New York.

The Tweed Airport Coalition is calling on the state to eliminate the restriction on the length of Runway 2-20 as it would allow for more commercial flights and economic development. The airport is crucially important to attract and retain a wide spectrum of businesses and talent that bolster the local economy while supporting hundreds of jobs. The coalition represents the interests of the traveling community, the business community and the neighboring community, to make sure that all interests are heard, respected and balanced. This is not a New Haven or an East Haven issue, it's a regional issue that affects the state's economy.

Tell the Connecticut General Assembly that you support Tweed-New Haven Airport and passage of House Bill 7143. Sign today! Read More

Gov. Ned Lamont Supports New Haven as a Preeminent Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurism at the 2019 Yale Innovation Summit    
Governor Ned Lamont, yesterday joined hundreds of Yale faculty, students, entrepreneurs and investors at the 2019 Yale Innovation Summit and solidified his commitment to support innovation in the New Haven Area.

During the Summit, Yale faculty and researchers were presented with prizes and seed investments towards their research. The investments, made possible by a $25 million grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, were awarded to eight finalists of a 6-month long Blavatnik investment contest. Awards were also given to pitch presenters who showcased their research during a 'Shark Tank' style pitch contest during the summit and sixteen additional prizes were given to ePoster presenters. Read More

Branford's Stony Creek granite chosen for new Statue of Liberty Museum  
When architects for the new Statue of Liberty Museum about to open alongside that most iconic of American monuments began sourcing materials, they didn't have to look too far or think too hard to determine what stone to use.

All they had to do was walk across Liberty Island, out there in New York Harbor, and look at the beautiful, shimmering, variegated pink granite pedestal upon which the Statue of Liberty has stood for 132-plus years.

You know it - everybody knows it: it's the pedestal on which the plaque bearing Emma Lazarus' famous words (from the poem "The New Colossus") is mounted:

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free ..."

Then they had to head 90 miles up the road to the Stony Creek Quarry, where they ultimately ended up picking up 5,000 cubic feet - about 450 tons - of the stuff. Read More

New fund to promote opportunity zone investment in downtown Meriden 
City leaders met with state economic development officials recently to create a program to encourage more investment in downtown.

David Kooris, the deputy director of the state Department of Economic and Community Development, met last week with city shareholders to shape a program that would make areas in the city more attractive for investment.

"Given the significant number of opportunity zones available throughout the country, the state is trying to help cities coordinate programs to make Connecticut's opportunity zones most attractive for investors," said David Cooley, business recruitment specialist for the Making Meriden Business Center. "It will be important that Meriden's new Economic Development director take the lead on this quickly as opportunity zones are time-sensitive for investors." Read More

Tourism business in Connecticut is coming up big, study finds
Connecticut's tourism industry is proving to be a silver lining in the dark clouds that appear to be gathering around the state's economy.

The industry produced $15.5 billion in total business sales in 2017, according to a new economic study released by the Connecticut Office of Tourism on Monday. That represents a 5.5 percent increase in total business sales from 2015, said Randy Fiveash, director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism. Read More

The New Haven Free Public Library has wins a 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Read More 
Yale President Peter Salovey: Three Centuries of Partnership Read More  
Madison Business Should Benefit More From Hammonasset: Officials Read More 
CT officials see potential in development-ready sites Read More 
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