NEWS

Despite hiatus and coronavirus threat, lawmakers say pro-manufacturing bills still a priority

Hartford Business Journal, Sean Teehan. Published Monday, March 23, 2020

Before state lawmakers shut down the legislature earlier this month over coronavirus fears, one industry in particular seemed to be making inroads on significant pro-growth policy: manufacturing. Ensuring access to capital, loan forgiveness and other measures, especially for small manufacturers, should be part of the legislature’s response to the pandemic, Simmons said.

Parents and Community Leaders Graduate from Leadership Program

Patch Stamford CT, Nicolette Melia. Published Wednesday, June 29, 2020

The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) is pleased to announce the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) graduating class of 2020. This group of parent leaders overcame many challenges throughout their studies, including the shift to distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The graduates celebrated their success in a virtual graduation that took place on Zoom.

CT restaurants surviving, for now, but eye an uncertain future

Stamford Advocate, Paul Schott. Published Friday, June 12, 2020

'"There is still much more work to do to support small businesses who are struggling during this difficult time,” said state Rep. Caroline Simmons....'We need to expand low interest loan programs for small businesses, in particular for women and minority-owned businesses, we need to extend tax, mortgage and rent relief and we need to provide workforce development and job training opportunities for individuals that have lost their jobs.”'

Biotech industry shines as bright spot for CT amid pandemic

Stamford Advocate, Paul Schott. Published ​Sunday, May 31, 2020

Connecticut’s history of innovation in the industry facilitated its pivot to coronavirus-focused initiatives.

The state ranked fourth in the nation at the end of 2018 for bioscience patents per 1,000 people, according to the state-chartered venture capital organization Connecticut Innovations.

Connecticut’s recovery depends on consumers’ return

Stamford Advocate, Paul Schott. Published Friday, May 22, 2020

Connecticut’s history of innovation in the industry facilitated its pivot to coronavirus-focused initiatives.

The state ranked fourth in the nation at the end of 2018 for bioscience patents per 1,000 people, according to the state-chartered venture capital organization Connecticut Innovations.

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