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The Wheelhouse: Wiring Cities To Be Economic Engines And Legislating On The Down-Low

Jun 19, 2019

If large corporations, like United Technologies, are increasingly eyeing urban hubs for future growth, what are we doing to put our cities at the cusp of that trend? Or more likely, what aren't we doing as a state?

This week, we take stock of what cities such as Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport have to offer CEOs looking to relocate their companies, and where they fall short. 

Access to mass transit has long been seen as a deterrent to business growth in Connecticut. Will new Hartford Line ridership numbers, beating initial expectations, spur further rail investments across the state?

We also shine a light on the less-than-transparent actions taken by the legislature this year, including pay raises for legislative staff quietly added to the state budget.

And we reflect on Sandy Hook conspiracy theorists who were spanked in two civil court cases this week.

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