The Connecticut Technology Council publishes its vision for tech sector development in the state “The Growth Agenda” research project is released; Gubernatorial Candidate Forum to discuss tech issues slated for June 13 From The Growth Agenda – Click to enlarge East Hartford, Conn., May 17, 2018: The Connecticut Technology Council announces today that it has released its public policy position and agenda priorities for the soon-to-be-elected administration as well as policymak
Join the Connecticut Technology Council and the Connecticut technology community on June 13, 2018 at the Trumbull Marriott for our 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Tackling Connecticut’s Technology Business Growth. This non-partisan event will focus on how the candidates will help tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the technology community in Connecticut today, which the Connecticut Technology Council identified in our community survey at the close of 2017. T
Since its creation last spring, the Department of Economic and Community Development has been pleasantly overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to their Small Business Express program. The program, outlined on the department’s website, provides expedited loans (in amounts between $10,000 and $250,000) and grants (up to $100,000) to Connecticut businesses who maintain fewer than 100 employees and are seeking to grow. The abundance of applications, anticipated in the original
Image from today.uconn.edu The bill, SB 840, allocates more than 1.5 billion dollars to the University of Connecticut over the next ten years with the objective of improving and growing the University’s programs in bioscience, engineering, technology, digital media, and other in-demand “fields that we are working so hard to expand here in Connecticut,” according to the Governor. This will be achieved by hiring new faculty, constructing additional facilities, and renovating an
In 2012, the Governor will award the Connecticut Medal of Technology, Connecticut’s highest honor for technological achievement in fields crucial to Connecticut’s economic competitiveness. Modeled after the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the CT Medal of Technology recognizes extraordinary achievements in the development and widespread implementation of technology in one or more of these areas: process and/or product innovation; technology transfer;advanced manuf
TBED Community Represented at SOTU
In this blog post, Hiroyuki “Hiro” Fujita, a technology entrepreneur invited to sit in the First Lady’s box, talks about how TBED programs helped his company grow and expand in the international market. Can Governors Create Jobs?
The debate over government’s role in job creation is examined in this Stateline article, which discusses the deep philosophical differences demonstrated in the policies of governors across the country. Read more …
The 2011 Tech CEO Forum was held at The Farms in Wallingford. The event began with a visit from governor Dan Malloy, who had an open conversation about jobs in Connecticut. The Governer pledged himself to work with technology companies to promote jobs and innovation. This was followed by networking, a complimentary dinner, and keynote speech given by Dean Hatton, President & CEO of HigherOne. “Higher One’s culture is one that encourages each employee to be accountable, produc
The global hunt for high value sustainable jobs will be the top policy goal of our new Governor. How he solves this challenge will ultimately be more important than the onerous task of balancing the state budget. In my capacity as president of TECNA, the trade association for technology councils in the US and Canada, I have been meeting with public policy makers from the Obama Administration to discuss their views of how to create more high-potential tech start-ups. Their e
Election Forum Showed Contrast of the two Candidates – Please vote on November 2
No one can say they don’t have a choice in the two leading candidates, Republican Tom Foley and Democrat Dannel Malloy next week. Check the video from the October 18 forum at Yale to see what we mean. So, while Foley laid out how he would wean the private sector from interference caused by a state government hobbled by self-interested and expensive union contracts and historically ineffective eff
In January 2010, following a several month strategic planning process by the CTC’s board of directors, the Council embarked on a detailed set of efforts we call the Connecticut Competitiveness Agenda Project to help give the next state Governor an intimate view of how high potential technology firms see the world and the advice they have for making Connecticut more competitive. While the full results will not be released for several more weeks, the massive data and meetings r
update 4/27: the ideal timing for this action alert has passed – thank you for your interest. Over 300 letters went to the CT State Capitol thanks to our swift community action. Gov. Rell and Lt. Gov. Fedele each got over 80 letters sent to them through our system.
Click here to read: Thank You Letter from Matthew Nemerson
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