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Connecticut Technology Sector: Strong and Getting Stronger

The Tech Sector in Connecticut continues to set the pace for job and wage growth in the state. In a recently released report from national technology industry association, CompTIA, the Connecticut Tech Sector once again shows significant strength and growth. Tech and tech-oriented companies in Connecticut added nearly 2000 jobs in 2016, and the average wage for a tech worker is about 60% higher than [...]

Tech Earnings, Jobs Blow Away the Rest of the Labor Market | US News

In terms of jobs and salaries, a new report shows the tech sector is booming. America’s tech payrolls ballooned nearly three times faster than the country’s overall pool of employees in 2016 and carried more than 626,000 vacancies at the end of the year, according to a new study that offers a glimpse into a thriving branch of the U.S. labor market. The industry profile [...]

After Decades of Decline, Is Connecticut Manufacturing Finally Poised For Growth? – The Connecticut Story – November 2016

The state Labor Department projected in July that by 2024, Connecticut’s manufacturing sector will have grown by 2.8 percent over a 10-year period, adding nearly 4,400 jobs in the process. While the level of jobs in a number of fields within manufacturing is expected to decline over that time, the overall employment growth in the sector will be led by gains of 1,562 jobs in [...]

College Students: Apply Now for 2016 NSI Technology Scholarship

NSI IT Solutions of Naugatuck has announced this year’s scholarship for students in computer science, IT, and related disciplines. Two of Connecticut’s best and brightest students will receive $500 towards education costs for the Fall 2016 semester. The only requirements are to complete an online form and attach proof of admission into a Connecticut-based college or University, with a major in one of the following disciplines: Information Systems Information Technology Computer [...]

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO: A view on the departure of GE to Boston

While fresh in our minds, I’d like to weigh in on the decision by GE to move its corporate headquarters to Boston.  This not good news for Connecticut, but rather than policy makers pointing fingers at each other and joining in the “blame game”, we should stand back and look at what GE is saying. Let’s take the time to understand what GE is saying [...]

YEI – Seeking new Program Director

YEI is now looking for a full-time Program Director to create and direct YEI’s entrepreneurial programming, manage the signature annual YEI Summer Fellowship program and expand programmatic offerings throughout the calendar year. This individual will also act as YEI’s primary liaison with other innovation centers on campus, as well as with Yale College and oversee YEI’s graduate and professional school programs. Full description and application are available [...]

January Member News Highlights

TierPoint LLC, Waterbury is proceeding to acquire Cosentry, a rapidly growing provider of Cloud, colocation and managed services with 200 employees based in Omaha, NE. The combined locations extend TierPoint’s reach to 24 markets, 38 data centers, and more than 6,000 customers coast-to-coast. The companies share a client-focused culture, providing local support and access to enterprise class IT solutions. Connecticut Computer Service (CCS), Rocky Hill and Southington, announced their merger with Hartford’s [...]

Tech Industry Public Policy Agenda has been Drafted – CTC Member Meetings

Presenting the 2016 Public Policy Agenda for the Technology Community Bring your lunch and join CTC directors and members as we gather for networking and a presentation on policy updates & CTC’s 2016 Public Policy Agenda. One of CTC’s goals is to help create an environment in Connecticut where technology businesses can start, thrive and grow. The 2016 legislative session officially begins on February 3 and so CTC’s Public Policy Task Force has [...]

September Member News Highlights

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cheshire has announced the European Commission’s approval of  Strensiq™, a long-term enzyme replacement therapy that is the first treatment to be approved for treating pediatric-onset hypophosphatasia (HPP), a life-threatening rare disease affecting bone conditions including rickets/osteomalacia, altered calcium and phosphate metabolism, impaired growth and mobility, respiratory compromise and vitamin B6-responsive seizures. Alexion expects to begin serving patients in Germany in October. Regulatory decisions in the U.S. are expected in [...]

CURE-Comcast Partnership to Spur CT Bioscience Growth

Comcast Business has been selected as the network services provider for the new Connecticut United for Research Excellence (CURE) Innovation Commons incubator. Gov. Malloy, Catherine Smith, Commissioner, DECD and state Rep. Lonnie Reed, co-chair of the General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee participated in the announcement. “We were once fourth (in the nation) in bioscience, now we’re fourteenth. We’re in the process of rebuilding our standing,” said Governor Malloy. The CURE-Comcast [...]