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How the Census Benefits Your Community      
Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy. Read More 
We would encourage all businesses and community organizations to promote Census 2020. The initial forms (residents may complete the form online) will be distributed in March 2020. 

Tweed New Haven Airport to Host Public Information Meetings for Airport Master Plan Update to Be Rescheduled          
Tweed New Haven Airport (Tweed) is initiating an Airport Master Plan Update with two upcoming community meetings. The original meetings scheduled for November 13 & 14 are being rescheduled. We will let you know when the new dates are set. Read More 

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Hemp: Investing in the New Cash Crop         
Thursday, November 21 
5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Upward Hartford,  20 Church Street, Mezzanine Floor | Hartford, CT, 06103
Hemp is an important agricultural product that can be used to produce textiles, industrial textiles, paper, foods, building materials and body care products. Despite some confusion, it is definitely not marijuana. Since Connecticut launched the hemp-growing pilot program in the spring the state has licensed 82 hemp growers, two processors, and 21 manufacturers. Learn more about:
  • The hemp growing possibilities and business opportunities
  • Where Connecticut is with advancing the hemp industry
  • The new resources and innovations for hemp crop
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New Haven named to Insurify's 2019 Top STEM Cities Awards    
The state's second most populous city is the state's leading STEM city and winner of a 2019 Top STEM City Award based upon, 'it's exceptional dedication to advancements in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).'

That first-place award, from Insurify - an insurance quotes comparison site - was identified through a combined analysis of secondary and post-secondary education, professions, and diversity in STEM.

"New Haven's commitment to STEM-related disciplines is reflected in several years-in-the-works projects like ESUMS, the Bioscience Career Ladder and Tech Career Ladder, the District, and the Ives Squared makerspace and Technology Center at the Ives Main Branch of the library," Mayor Toni N. Harp said. "My administration made technology preparedness a priority - it's gratifying to see those efforts recognized and acknowledged."

In Connecticut, New Haven topped the list of STEM cities based upon these criteria: proportion of residents in STEM-based careers, the high schools, colleges, and graduate schools with the best programs in STEM, by state, and cities with the highest rate of diversity in STEM. Read More 

CERC's Choose CT video View Here 
An Overview on the Opportunity Zone Program Read More 
Become a Software Engineer at Holberton School - Virtual Open on December 5 Read More 
BioCT's Annual Bioscience Holiday Celebration & Networking Party December 10 5-7 p.m. Read More 
Skill Up for Manufacturing program at Gateway Community College begins March 2 - assessments available now at Workforce Alliance Read More