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Economist to NH: It's all on you      
John S. Traynor is chief investment officer for People's United Bank. Before that he was director of investment strategy for Hawthorn, a $22 billion hedge fund. His distinguished face is a fixture on CNBC and Fox Business, and he's regularly quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. In other words, a certifiably Smart Guy.

So here's what Traynor had to tell the audience of some 225 business people at the New Haven Lawn Club during Thursday's Regional Economic Outlook Breakfast presented by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce:

If Connecticut is to rebound from its decade-long doldrums in 2019, "The recovery will be driven by the New Haven engine," Traynor said. Read More

Yankee Ingenuity, Millennial-Style!
The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) and other like-minded organizations have clearly identified a challenge for our state's economy: While 99% of manufacturers plan to increase their workforce over the next several years, there is a wide disconnect between the skillsets needed in today's manufacturing and the number of well-trained people ready and excited to step into these jobs.

Expanding training programs and curriculum at every educational level is critical. Connecticut must develop the talent to meet this growing need. Read More

CT-backed bioscience accelerator picks 2nd cohort 
A fledgling, state-backed bioscience accelerator on the Connecticut shoreline said it has selected a dozen startup ventures to participate in its second annual program.

The Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut, or ABCT, a Branford-based program spearheaded by Design Technologies LLC, aims to support Connecticut's ambitions to become a bioscience hub. Last year, Design Technologies received a three-year commitment of up to $720,000 from quasi-public entrepreneurship organization CTNext to invest in ABCT. Read More

CTNext's Innovation Places Communities Selected for Inclusion in New National League of Cities Program Supporting STEM Education and Entrepreneurship
 CTNext announced today that three Innovation Places regions - Hartford, New Haven and New London - were among 50 communities across the country selected to be part of the National League of Cities to participate in the City Innovation Ecosystem Program, a new $100 million program supporting cities that have made commitments to local entrepreneurship, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education or innovation. The announcement was made at NLC's annual City Summit in November in Los Angeles in front of 3,800 mayors, council members and other delegates from all 50 states. The program will provide resources needed to create and nurture startups and train a new generation of science and engineering talent.

Innovation Places is a CTNext-run program created to enable communities across the state to become top-tier destinations and magnets for talent and high-growth companies. Read More

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Gov. Malloy Announces Open Space Grants That Will Preserve Nearly 1,200 Acres of Land in 14 Towns Across Connecticut Read More 
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