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Yale, health system pay New Haven millions in building permits      
Cranes, scaffolding and work crews across the city bring much-needed money to the city's treasury, and no checks are bigger than those sent to Building Official Jim Turcio by Yale University and Yale New Haven Health.

Turcio starts out each budget year counting on more than $3 million combined in building permit fees from New Haven's two largest employers and occupiers of much of the city's real estate.

While both the university and the health complex that includes Yale New Haven Hospital are mostly tax exempt, that doesn't mean they don't pay the city a large chunk of money every year.

"My budget starts off at $6.6 million," Turcio said. He expects at least $1.5 million in permit fees each from Yale and Yale New Haven, plus $3.6 million from other residents and businesses doing "your normal roofing, siding, bathroom, kitchen remodels, building remodels." Read More  

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New Haven's Downtown Crossing Project Reaches Phase 2
New Haven has begun phase two of the Downtown Crossing Project, connecting downtown sections of the city with nearby neighborhoods.

The three-part project looks to make New Haven a more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly city.

Leaders broke ground on the site of the future Orange Street and Route 34 Intersection, which is designed to bring the community closer together. In the 1950s, an urban renewal project disconnected city neighborhoods and cut off access to Union Station from downtown. Now, the project aims to reconnect these neighborhoods and improve critical infrastructure.

Michael Piscitelli, interim economic development administrator for the City of New Haven, believes that rejoining these areas will create a stronger city. Read More

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SCORECARD: Manufacturing, education and medical sectors driving New Haven-area economy       
When June ended and July began, the United States entered into uncharted territory: The longest economic recovery ever is now at hand.

But while Connecticut to some extent has been part of that recovery, the state's own economy as a whole continues to struggle.

The same cannot be said for the New Haven-area economy, which continues to outpace the state as a whole by a wide margin, according to Donald Klepper-Smith, chief economist and director of research for New Haven-based DataCorePartners and author of the New Haven Register's Economic Scorecard

The June edition of the scorecard saw six of the eight key indicators used in assessing the economic health of the New Haven area headed in a positive direction. The only two indicators that were headed in a negative direction in June were consumer confidence and real disposable income. Read More 

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Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS) Economic Development & Land Use Planning Certification      
The Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS) has developed a certification program to encourage best practices in municipal economic development and land use to spur continuous improvement. The program is intended to drive communities to pursue excellence in land use and economic development practices and to recognize the communities that have established best practices.

In the pursuit of best practices, planners and economic development professionals can use this program to engage community stakeholders in discussions about how to achieve higher standards and develop creative, community-specific ways to implement them.  Read More 

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Call for presenters at the 2019 Northeast Multimodal and Transit Summit
The Transport Hartford Academy is organizing the second annual 2019 Northeast Multimodal and Transit Summit in collaboration with the CT DOT, Park New Haven, Go New Haven Go, the City of New Haven, the New Haven Coalition for Active Transportation, and many partners across the state. We need your support to send a clear message that multimodal transportation and transit are critical for an economically vibrant and sustainable Northeast Region.

The Transport Hartford Academy is holding the second annual Northeast Multimodal and Transit Summit at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut on Monday, November 25th.  The deadline to apply to present, moderate, or participate on a panel is almost here - August 22nd. Read More

8/30 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Amazon Job Fair at New Haven City Hall, 165 Church St., New Haven Read More 
Yale designated as Parkinson's Foundation Research Center Read More 
Arvinas Appoints Ronald Peck, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer Read More Read More