Business Friendly:  What Does It Mean for Connecticut?

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Business Friendly: What Does It Mean for Connecticut?

02/27/11 – Hartford Courant – CEOs expect to deal with executives at the same level at other companies, and that goes for this state, said Matthew Nemerson of the Connecticut Technology Council. ” … The culture is, ‘at our level we deal with CEOs.’ In state government, that’s the governor. So that’s the game. It’s crucial for the governor to build relationships …” Read the [...]

CTC Asks Governor to Oversee Building of Innovation Eco-System

02/24/11 – Hartford Courant – The Connecticut Technology Council issued its 2011 public policy Innovation Agenda today for the consideration of the new Governor’s Administration, the State Legislature and other economic development groups. The Agenda is organized around the “innovation eco-system” – the set of conditions and relationships that enable a region to create companies and jobs by commercializing intellectual property … Read the full [...]

Malloy’s First Five Hailed as Worthy Try

02/21/11 – Hartford Business Journal – The governor’s “First Five” initiative seeks instate and out-of-state companies, creating 200 jobs in the next two years or alternatively, in five, if they invest $25 million. In exchange, he will approve every business incentive we have to offer. But state costs are no higher and sometimes less than in metro New York and Boston, said Matthew Nemerson, President [...]

A Democratic Governor Reaches Out to State Businesses

02/14/11 – CT Mirror – Governor Malloy comes to office after 14 years as the mayor of Stamford. On the campaign trail, he heard there just wasn’t the partnership between the state and private sector that is needed. Already, he has met with the MetroHartford Alliance, the CBIA, and several major companies. Matthew Nemerson of the Connecticut Technology Council said “… I think it’s fascinating [...]

What Connecticut can learn from Pfizer’s decision

02/04/11 – (Hartford) courant.com – Gov. Malloy said he only heard about Pfizer’s plan to move hundreds of jobs to Cambridge the day before the announcement. Matthew Nemerson of the Connecticut Technology Council said that agenicies and government must recognize how to compete with out-of-state moves — an expanded UConn research hospital, and growing partnerships among New Haven, Yale and private research companies … Read [...]

Pfizer workforce layoffs announced

02/01/11 – (Hartford) courant.com – Pfizer said that 25 percent of its Groton and New London workforce will be laid off as some operations are transferred to Cambridge, MA in an effort to cut R&D costs. Matthew Nemerson of the Connecticut Technology Council said this is evidence that companies are relocating research operations to areas with a concentration of life sciences.”The trick here is to [...]

RSL Fiber Systems earns second major award in three months

01/31/11 – Corporate Connecticut – RSL Fiber Systems has received The 2010 North American Technology Innovation of the Year Award, from renowned research leader Frost & Sullivan. Last fall, the Connecticut Technology Council and Marcum, LLP named RSL the state’s leading technology company in revenue growth in advanced manufacturing.  Read the full article.

Malloy Sought Ideas, Now Proposals Abound

01/24/11 – Hartford Business Journal – Tax-free industry zones and public-private sector cooperation are suggestions made by Governor Malloy’s working group, which includes business and policy leaders MetroHartford Alliance CEO Oz Griebel, Connecticut Technology Council CEO Matthew Nemerson and Liberty Bank CEO Chandler Howard. This may indicate some of the economic development policies that Malloy will pursue. Read more

Women of Innovation 2011

Now in its seventh year, this awards program gathers the Connecticut technology community to recognize women in the workforce who are innovators, role models and leaders in the technology, science and engineering fields.  Students at both the high school and college level are also honored for their studies and accomplishments.   Fifty women in technology fields and high school and college students studying in various [...]