State missing bigger jobs picture – from The New Haven Register

The state could lose another 35,000 jobs over the next 12 months…. Matthew Nemerson, president and chief executive officer of the Connecticut Technology Council, took an even broader view.

“You need a critical mass of ideas and Connecticut is very small and is part of other regional economies,” Nemerson said. “We need to find ways in which Connecticut can work together with other parts of New England.”

Nemerson said Yale’s international reputation could be used to leverage significant amounts of investment capital if New England’s colleges and universities with significant research and development programs could find a way to work together more collaboratively. “Internationally focused universities are important to all regional economies,” Nemerson said. “Yale, as a brand, is an international superstar, the kind that attracts huge amounts of economic support from the federal government and foundations.”

READ MORE: State missing bigger jobs picture- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut    Published in New Haven Register, Wednesday, August 19, 2009, By Luther Turmelle, North Bureau Chief  Luther Turmelle can be reached at lturmelle@nhregister.com or 789-5706.

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