Middle-Market Technology Industry Outlook – White Paper

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Middle-Market Technology Industry Outlook – White Paper

Issues Before the 114th U.S. Congress: Substantial strategic planning changes needed to keep technology companies competitive? In this white paper submitted by accounting, tax, and advisory firm and CTC member CohnReznick LLP, the 2015 Middle Market Technology Outlook examines longstanding issues for technology businesses, from a new perspective with expert insights on how congressional actions and business trends could change the game in the next twelve [...]

Keeping Our Eyes On The Prize

A position statement on the proposed R&D tax credit reduction and limitations on net operating losses.  The tech industry in Connecticut is creating jobs, receiving investment and working to pull Connecticut out of its economic doldrums. CyberStates, a report released by industry group CompTia in early February, gives us a great snapshot of where we are as an industry. A few facts pulled from the [...]

January 2015 Member News Highlights

Comcast has announced that Mary McLaughlin, SVP of the Western England Region, has again been recognized as one of the most powerful women in the cable industry by CableFAX: The Magazine. In 2008, Mary also received this Award. Mary oversees operations, network development and customer service at Comcast. Datto Backup is one of the member companies selected by Connecticut Magazine for the 2015 class of “40 under [...]

The United Illuminating Company Overseeing Bridgeport’s Renewable Energy Park

The United Illuminating Company (UI) of Orange is overseeing Bridgeport’s Renewable Energy Park project, while last year, Fuel Cell Energy of Danbury launched the largest fuel cell power station in the U.S. Just two reasons why Connecticut is ranked one of the nation’s top five states in the use of fuel cells and power source development. Construction on Bridgeport’s Green Energy Park will begin shortly under UI’s management, creating clean energy through fuel-cells [...]

CTC Helps Springboard RFQ for State Broadband Network

In the last month the Connecticut Technology Council has worked tirelessly on two key issues in the CT technology community. Three years ago, the Connecticut Technology Council was at the forefront of efforts to create the Innovation Ecosystem in Connecticut. The message that we delivered to the Administration and General Assembly included a need to both increase the number of startups and the amount of available [...]

FuelCell Energy Gets U.S. Grant for Distributed Hydrogen Production

Good news came to CTC member FuelCell Energy today.  Read this coverage below from the CT Post- DANBURY — Officials with the U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday that FuelCell Energy will receive a $900,000 grant to produce a new system of distributed hydrogen production. The technology would allow hydrogen to be generated where its needed rather than at larger plants, reducing transportation costs and greenhouse [...]

Act Concerning Benefit Corporations & Encouraging Social Enterprise

An act Concerning Benefit Corporations and Encouraging Social Enterprise was introduced during Connecticut’s 2014 legislative session. The bill was designed to make it easier for social entrepreneurs to do business in CT by eliminating legal barriers and reducing costs for social entrepreneurs doing business in the state of Connecticut. The bill is also known as “Governors Bill no. 23.” Read the Bill  

Better Government Competition Seeking Technological Solutions

Pioneer Institute, a Boston-based non-profit policy research organization, is hosting its annual Better Government Competition. Each year the competition pools some of the country’s most innovative proposals to improve government services. This year the Institute is seeking technological solutions to generate greater efficiency, transparency and higher quality of service in the public sector. The top winner is awarded $10,000 and the three runners-up are awarded $1,000. Winning [...]

TechVoice DC Fly-In

Business leaders from small- and medium-sized tech companies nationwide come to Capitol Hill to advocate for public policies that are tech-friendly and will create jobs and reinvigorate the economy. This is your chance to make your voice heard for the good of the tech industry. This is an exciting and valuable opportunity where you’ll get to stand in front of key policy makers as well [...]

Startup Tweet Day October 30th | Support the Startup Innovation Credit Act

As you’re making the final adjustments to your Halloween costumes this year on Wednesday the 30th, please take a moment to help the community of startups in this country. TechVoice, along with its supporting organizations such as CTC, is organizing a Startup Tweet day to encourage partners and friends to send a message to their Senators via Twitter to encourage them to support the Startup [...]