CURE-Comcast Partnership to Spur CT Bioscience Growth

Comccure-IC-logo-for-CURE-hompageast 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 partnership will strengthen Connecticut’s position and job growth in the bioscience industry. The state has committed $4.6 million to the incubator project.

Malloy is further encouraged by the latest employment figures: Connecticut’s June unemployment rate fell to 5.7% – its lowest mark since July 2008. Over the year, the state has added 27,000 nonfarm jobs.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with CURE,” Mary McLaughlin, Comcast’s senior vice president for western New England, told a gathering at CURE Innovation Commons’ Groton location. Comcast is also rolling out a multi-gigabit Ethernet service for businesses in its 83 state communities. Read the full article in The Day, by Brian Hallenbeck.

 

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