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    Growing New Haven's Economy | New Haven News



    2010


    Downtown Crossing Will Help New Haven Thrive

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    (12/14/2010) (From the Courant, December 12, 2010)By JOHN DESTEFANO Jr. In a study released this year by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, New Haven was named a "resurgent city" for its ability to bounce back from the recession.The Federal Reserve recognized a long-standing effort in New Haven to create jobs in and around our growing institutions. Both Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital continue to expand, creating opportunities in medical research and technology that have produced more ...
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    Downtown Crossing: A Turning Point For New Haven?

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    (12/14/2010) By PHILIP LANGDON, The Hartford Courant, December 12, 2010It's not every day that a Connecticut city gets to rip out an expressway, even one as short and abrupt as Route 34. So a lot of anticipation surrounds New Haven's proposal to fill over the highway that runs from I-95 to Yale-New Haven Hospital.Mayor John DeStefano Jr., with a $16 million federal Tiger II grant and other funds, intends to take the corridor — described by urban designer Alex Krieger as "a kind of DMZ through your city" ...
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    Governor M. Jodi Rell Announces Higher One Inc. Growth Plans

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    (12/9/2010) (from thegovmonitor.com)Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that New Haven-based Higher One Inc. (NYSE:ONE) plans to expand its operations in Science Park, a move that ensures continued investment in the former industrial property, retains 165 jobs and will eventually create 203 new positions.Higher One, a technology and payment services company focused on higher education, currently occupies building No. 25 at Science Park, a business incubator located at the former Winchester Repeating ...
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    Aldermen Set TIGER Free

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    (12/7/2010) (from New Haven Independent)Despite two last-minute attempts to modify the plan, the Board of Aldermen voted Monday night to approve a $16 million federal grant that will provide for a major overhaul to the Route 34 corridor. The city won the “TIGER” grant in October, but has needed permission from the Board of Aldermen to accept it. That approval came Monday night at a full board meeting.The vote to accept it was delayed from mid-November, at the last Board of Aldermen meeting. Aldermen ...
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    HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Ben Berkowitz, Co-Founder Of SeeClickFix

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    (12/6/2010) HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Ben Berkowitz, Co-Founder Of SeeClickFix (from The Huffington Post)Today we're featuring Ben Berkowitz, co-founder of SeeClickFix.com, a website that is revolutionizing the way we report problems of infrastructure in our hometowns. If you notice something that needs to be fixed in your town, SeeClickFix lets you skip the bureaucracy and report the problem directly and transparently. Over 45 percent of issues reported on the site have been resolved. ...
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    New Haven gets a new 'Start'

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    (12/6/2010) (From WTNH)New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) - A new community bank, based in New Haven, will soon open its doors. One of its promises is to extend more credit to small business to help jump-start the economy.Beaming with pride and enthusiasm, the president and CEO of the new Start Community Bank says this financial institution will be different.“Decisions will be made down the street from you, not in another state and not an ocean away,” said Bill Placke.Also different, according to Placke, ...
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    Taking down the Oak Street Connector

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    (11/19/2010) (From The Yale Herald)It’s not every day that a city has the chance to fix mistakes of the past and effect change that will affect generations to come. But the City of New Haven is attempting to do just that with its plans to replace Route 34 with a new urban development and revitalize the area between downtown New Haven and the Yale-New Haven hospital complex.Earlier this year, the federal Department of Transportation awarded New Haven a 16 million dollars Tiger II grant for the Downtown ...
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    TWEED FLYING HIGH: Better fares boost US Airways boardings in New Haven

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    (11/15/2010) (From New Haven Register)By Mark Zaretsky, Register StaffNEW HAVEN — Somehow in the midst of this lousy economy, commercial traffic in and out of Tweed New Haven Regional Airport on its one airline, US Airways Express, has risen to its highest level in years.Maybe the economy really is getting better.But Tweed officials think a big reason is something even more basic: US Airways’ decision in June to tweak fares at Tweed and bring them more in line with Bradley International, Westchester ...
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    New Haven - Yale Delivers a Promise

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    (11/9/2010) ...The New Haven Promise(From The New York Times)New Haven, Seeking to Get More Students Into College, Will Pay TuitionBy WINNIE HUPublished: November 9, 2010Public high school students in New Haven now have another reason to go to college: free tuition. City and school officials announced on Tuesday that a new program, called New Haven Promise, would offer to pay eligible students’ way through any public college or university in Connecticut. The program will also pay up to $2,500 ...
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    Technology firms growing, hiring throughout state

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    (11/9/2010) (From New Haven Register)By Mike ScriccaFor the 14th consecutive year, the annual event to recognize the state’s fastest-growing technology firms, known this year as the Marcum Tech Top 40 and organized by the Connecticut Technology Council, was the place to be for the state’s technology community.This year, the awards gala attracted 300 people in late October to the Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford.The event highlighted the diversity of the state’s tech community ...
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    Grant will reclaim Route 34 corridor: New Haven-state collaboration sets stage for $140M plan

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    (10/16/2010) (From New Haven Register)By Mary E. O’Leary, Register Topics EditorNEW HAVEN — The city beat the odds and won a highly competitive federal grant Friday that will be used to replace the Route 34 highway connector, reclaim land and knit neighborhoods back together, reversing damage done a half-century ago.The $16 million in TIGER II funds will underwrite infrastructure changes that will allow a proposed $140 million biotech and lab research building to be constructed just in front of the ...
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    New Haven Gets $16.4M For Route 34 Project

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    (10/15/2010) (From CTnow/Hartford Courant)By DON STACOM, dstacom@courant.comGreater Hartford landed a $4.2 million federal grant Friday to plan transportation and housing initiatives, and New Haven received $16 million to start reconstructing part of Route 34 as an urban boulevard.The Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant for the Hartford region will be used to plan housing near the proposed New Britain-to-Hartford busway and along the route of the Springfield-to-New Haven rail line.Sen. ...
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    Real Estate: Green Gamble

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    (10/15/2010) (from Connecticut Magazine)By Tom ConnorTo most, September of 2007 would seem to have been a particularly bad time, if not the worst time, to start construction on a 32-story, 500-unit apartment building in downtown New Haven. Just a few months earlier, the economy had begun the nosedive that may be leveling off only now. Companies would soon by laying off employees in droves. And in the two to three years it would take for a development of that size to be completed, financing for commercial ...
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    CT invests $850K in New Haven biotech

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    Westchester Magazine Features New Haven Destination




    (10/13/2010) The Study at Yale of New Haven is one of 23 Getaway Destinations Featured in Westchester Magazine. Check it out at: The Study at Yale featured in Westchester Magazine.
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    New Haven has lowest apartment vacancy rates

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    (10/6/2010) From Bloomberg.comU.S. Apartment Vacancies Decline for the First Time Since 2007By Hui-yong Yu - Oct 6, 2010 U.S. apartment vacancies dropped for the first time in almost three years in the third quarter, suggesting the trend of people moving in with family or friends might be abating, Reis Inc. said today. The national vacancy rate fell to 7.2 percent from 7.9 percent a year earlier and 7.8 percent in the second quarter, the New York-based research firm said. It was the lowest rate ...
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    New Haven nation’s apartment hot spot

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    (10/6/2010) (from Hartford Business Journal)New Haven, home to Yale University, led the nation with the lowest percentage of apartment vacancies at the end of September, Bloomberg news reports.U.S. apartment vacancies dropped for the first time in almost three years in the third quarter, suggesting the trend of people moving in with family or friends might be abating, Bloomberg reports, citing data from Reis Inc.New Haven had the lowest vacancy rate in the third quarter, at 2.3 percent, followed ...
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    Green Bride Courts Suitors

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    (10/4/2010) (From New Haven Independent)Kate Harrison has already attracted 20 angel investors to her fledgling New Haven-based company, the Green Bride Guide. She spoke to 10 more potential angels last week, as entrepreneurs and investors filled a downtown conference room. Harrison (pictured), founder and CEO of Green Bride Guide, was one of 115 up-and-coming, high-tech Connecticut business owners at Thursday’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit at the Omni Hotel. Each made a one-minute presentation ...
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    Achillion begins anti-hepatitis drug trials

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    (10/1/2010) (From Hartford Business Journal)New Haven drug developer Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. says it has begun two human clinical trials in the U.S. and Europe to determine the dosing effectiveness of a prototype treatment against the hepatitis C virus.Some 120 patients with chronic hepatitis C participating in the two double-blind trials -- one to run 28 days, the other 12 weeks -- will be randomly dosed with small-molecule ACH-1625 drug or with a placebo.The trial will determine the dosing ...
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    Big Y opening 4 hiring centers in Conn.

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    (10/1/2010) (From New Haven Register)By Cara Baruzzi, Register Business EditorHaving recently bought seven Connecticut A&P stores, the Big Y supermarket chain Monday will open four hiring centers in the state, including one at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, to fill part- and full-time job openings.Officials at Big Y Foods Inc. of Massachusetts said Thursday they will meet with job applicants seeking positions at the chain’s newly acquired stores over the next several weeks. The “hiring centers” ...
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    CTech Celebrates New, Expanded Space in New Haven

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    (9/28/2010) Over 100 members of Connecticut's technology community attend grand openingRocky Hill, Conn., September 23, 2010 - Connecticut Innovations (CI), the state's quasi-public authority responsible for technology investing and innovation development, today hosted a grand opening celebration for the new and expanded technology business incubator in New Haven known as CTech@Science Park at Yale. The grand opening afforded members of Connecticut's high-tech community an opportunity to tour CTech's ...
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    New Haven’s expanded CTech incubator to debut

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    (9/22/2010) (From Hartford Business Journal)One of Connecticut's three technology incubators will debut its expanded facilities Thursday at Science Park at Yale in New Haven.The CTech facility at 5 Science Park was doubled in size to 4,000 square feet and houses five high-tech tenants, with room for another five, says landlord Connecticut Innovations Inc. Open house is from 4 to 6 p.m.The New Haven incubator, opened in October 2008, is a partnership between Connecticut Innovations, United Illuminating ...
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    Yale opens LEED health center

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    (9/16/2010) (From Hartford Business Journal)Yale University opened its LEED-certified health center this week, a 140,000 sq. ft. facility made with environmentally friendly materials and features.The building on 55 Lock St. features a glass scoop to allow more natural light and a rooftop healing center for patients. It will be the first building in Connecticut to receive the Green Guide for Health Care for integrating enhanced environmental and health principles and practices into its design, construction, ...
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    Study: CT not that costly for manufacturers

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    (9/8/2010) (From Hartford Business Journal)Connecticut, long criticized as a costly place for manufacturers to do business, is not that expensive after all, according to a new University of Connecticut study, The Associated Press reports. Instead, Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island are the most expensive states in the country for manufacturers to operate, while Connecticut ranked 43rd, the study found. The study was presented Wednesday during the Fairfield County Economic Summit & Outlook ...
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    Come Groove With New Business Incubator -- The Grove

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    (9/1/2010) The Grove, a coworking and collaborative space, is now open and located at 71 Orange St. The Grove is a new kind of space that encourages and supports people in their work and the development of new ideas that are solving the social, environmental, economic, and urban problems we face today.The Grove provides all the technical amenities you and your organization need to function as well as hosting a creative, idea-rich environment that ...
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    EasySeat, Plan B Burger on Inc. 5000

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    (8/31/2010) Fifty Connecticut enterprises, among them New Britain ticket reseller EasySeat and Hartford area restaurant chain Plan B Burger, made Inc. magazine's 2010 ranking of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies.At No. 176, EasySeat led all Connecticut companies on the list with a three-year growth rate of 1,599 percent. It had $2.3 million in sales for the period, the magazine said.FM Facility Maintenance, a commercial cleaning contractor in East Hartford, was No. 329 with a 906 percent growth ...
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    Tech firm earnings up 116% in 2Q

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    (8/13/2010) (From New Haven Register)NEW HAVEN — Higher One Holdings Inc. Thursday reported second-quarter revenue of $26.9 million, up 116 percent from $12.5 million during the same period in 2009.Company officials attributed the year-over-year revenue growth primarily to an increase in the number of OneAccounts, an increase in activity per OneAccount, and the addition of the results of the sale of a subsidiary, Higher One Payments Inc. in the fourth quarter of 2009.Higher One is based at Science ...
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    Move-in day

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    (8/3/2010) (from New Haven Register)NEW HAVEN — Dr. Anees Chagpar, meet 360 State Street.The executive director of the Breast Center at the Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, Chagpar needs a place to live when she moves here from Louisville, Ky.A gleaming, $190 million, 32-story residential tower — the city’s largest residential development in years and its second-tallest building — could be the place.The 500-unit building’s first tenants moved in Saturday as Chagpar toured one of the 58 two-bedroom ...
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    Achillion sees promise in anti-HCV treatment

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    (7/29/2010) (From hartfordbusiness.com)New Haven drug developer Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is preparing clinical testing of a compound that it says could be a promising treatment with other drugs in its stable against the hepatitis C virus (HCV).Achillion said its ACH-2928 targets the specific genetic protein (NS5A) that HCV needs to replicate itself.Achillion plans to begin clinical testing of the ACH-2928 compound in combination with other protease inhibitors it is developing to attack HCV, ...
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    New Haven Lab Is an Architectural Experiment

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    (7/29/2010) (from The Wall Street Journal)NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Laboratories don't usually stand out as works of architecture; most are tucked out of sight. The new Park Street Clinical Laboratory in New Haven, however, is something else entirely—a building that not only aids medical diagnoses but is a quite visible attempt to heal longstanding physical and psychological rifts in the surrounding community. The latest addition to the Yale-New Haven Hospital complex—one of the most respected and heavily used ...
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    Near Yale, a 32-Story Gamble Rises in New Haven

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    (7/27/2010) (From New York Times, 7/27/10)NEW HAVEN — This city of 123,000 has long struggled to reconcile its two faces: The intellectual oasis of Yale University and the upscale area it has spawned, and a more turbulent side that includes the 1970 Black Panther trials, a recent Supreme Court ruling that white firefighters had been unfairly denied promotions because of their race and crime that still plagues parts of the city. Bruce R. Becker, the president of Becker & Becker, designed and developed ...
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    Yale scientists awarded $2.5M for work

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    (7/23/2010) (From New Haven Register)NEW HAVEN — Haifan Lin, director of the Yale Stem Cell Center, plans to use a $2.5 million prize he won Thursday to study the 60,000 tiny genes he discovered in human cells, each of them only one-hundredth the size of our “normal” genes.These tiny genes actually control the expression of the 30,000 genes that make up our DNA. “They’re small but mighty,” Lin said.Lin and Tamas Horvath, chairman of comparative medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, learned Thursday ...
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    RELOADING: Developer to air plans for old Winchester factory in New Haven

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    (7/21/2010) (From New Haven Register, July 21, 2010)NEW HAVEN — Where others see broken windows and a dilapidated reminder of a past industrial era, Carter Winstanley sees the Parthenon.“Our business is to tear apart old buildings. I don’t think I have ever seen a building where the foundation goes down 15 feet and sits on top of bedrock. ... The Parthenon is built that way,” Winstanley said admiringly of the Winchester Repeating Arms plant as he compared it to the ancient Greek temple.The turn-of-the-20th-century ...
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    Artifacts from New Haven Arena coming back...

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    (7/12/2010) (from New Haven Register)Stored away for decades, artifacts from New Haven Arena coming backNEW HAVEN — Paul Sandella remembers the yellow-brick-lined interior, the smoke filled stands, the fights and just the sheer excitement of the place.Paul, his brother, Rick, and his dad were among the loyal fans of the New Haven Blades hockey team that played at the New Haven Arena in the early 1970s, with the family heading in from Wallingford for those twice-weekly home games.After it ...
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    Higher One’s Staying In Town

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    (7/2/2010) (from New Haven Independent)by Melissa Bailey | Jul 2, 2010Fresh off of a successful stock exchange debut, New Haven’s fast-growing financial services company is keeping 170 jobs in the city—and helping give new life to a long-abandoned gun factory. Higher One, which made $36 million by going public on the New York Stock Exchange last month, will be the first tenants at 275 Winchester Ave. when the iconic former Winchester Repeating Arms factory building is redeveloped into office space, ...
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    THE BOURSE -- Generous Next Gen Coworking Space

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    (6/25/2010) THE BOURSE. Generous Next Gen Coworking Space.Opening Very Soon!839 Chapel StreetNew Haven, CT 06510Downtown New Haven near Yale, The New Haven Green, coffee, sushi, bike center, pilates, yoga, rolfing, night life, and all your friends and associates. Bring your laptop and cell phone and synergize with like-minded creative energy in wide open urban loft environment. Day rates, night rates, month rates, dedicated workspace and "hotdesk" flexibility. Bounce ideas, create your own unique ...
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    Bucking a Trend in New Haven

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    (6/23/2010) Bucking a Trend in New HavenBy LISA PREVOST (New York Times)NEW HAVEN JIM LEVINSOHN and his wife, Kirsten, made their first offer on a house near the Yale University campus here without ever having visited it. This was last year, and they were living temporarily in Cape Town, South Africa. They sized up the spacious colonial via a virtual tour recorded by friends. Their resulting offer was generous enough that they figured a deal was in the offing. They were wrong. “We were kind ...
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    New Haven - A Resurgent City




    (6/23/2010) Federal Reserve report puts New Haven in resurgent city category. Check out report at: Lessons From Resurgent Cities
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    Tax Credits for Angel Investors

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    (6/23/2010) Tax Credits for Angel Investors Will Become Available on July 1, 2010On May 6, 2010, Governor Jodi Rell signed into law a new tax credit for “angel investors” who invest in Connecticut start-ups. The new law authorizes personal income tax credits for individuals who, along with other angel investors in the investor group, invest at least $100,000 in Connecticut start-up businesses in specified sectors. The credit equals 25% of the cash investment, up to $250,000. For a complete analysis of ...
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    Medical device company moving to Elm City

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    (6/18/2010) (From the New Haven Register)EpiEP Inc., a medical device company in Charlottesville, Va., plans to move its headquarters to New Haven by mid-July.Connecticut Innovations, a quasi-public agency that invests in technology companies, awarded $1 million to EpiEP. The capital was provided through CI’s Eli Whitney Fund and is part of a $1.5 million round of funding, also involving LaunchCapital and individual investors.“We are delighted to establish our headquarters in Connecticut and forge ...
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    Higher One Prices Its Initial Public Offering

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    (6/17/2010) New Haven, CT - June 17– Higher One Holdings, Inc. (“Higher One”) announced yesterday that it has priced its initial public offering of 9,000,000 shares of common stock, at $12 per share. Of the shares being offered, 3,103,822 shares are being sold by the company and 5,896,178 shares are being sold by certain stockholders. Higher One’s shares will begin trading today, June 17, 2010, on The New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “ONE.” The underwriters have a 30-day option to ...
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    Medical Device Company Moving Headquarters from Virginia to Connecticut

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    (6/17/2010) EpiEP Inc. Gets $1 Million State Technology InvestmentFrom Connecticut InnovationsGov. M. Jodi Rell today announced that a medical device company moving its headquarters from Virginia to Connecticut this summer has received a $1 million state technology investment.The Governor said EpiEP Inc., which is developing novel technology in the treatment of heart disease, received the funding from Connecticut Innovations (CI), the state's quasi-public agency responsible for technology investing ...
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    New Haven's Long Wharf gets tasty new tenant

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    (6/17/2010) By Mary E. O’Leary, Register Topics Editormoleary@newhavenregister.comNEW HAVEN — They have been partying down on Sargent Drive for a few weeks now, and Wednesday they officially cut the ribbon for a “sweet” addition to the list of city businesses.Gelato Giuliana, which serves 500 small outlets in Connecticut and New York, as well as Whole Foods and Stew Leonard’s, has moved its production facility of the Italian-style frozen dessert from Wallingford to the Long Wharf area.Giuliana ...
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    CREATIVE CAPITALISTS: Not the Retiring Type

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    (6/7/2010) (from Conntact.com)June 7, 2010 by Karen SingerA distaff developer with a radical vision for the QuinnipiacFereshteh Bekhrad is spending her "retirement" working eight to ten hours a day on a project to revitalize a part of Fair Haven overlooking both sides of the Quinnipiac River near the Grand Avenue Bridge. "I believe we have a real jewel here, the best hidden jewel of New England," says the Iranian-born architect and developer, who is financing her Oyster Harbor Village project ...
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    Jobs Bill Called Good Job

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    (6/7/2010) {from Conntact.com)Monday, 07 June 2010 by Felicia HunterThe new jobs bill passed by the state legislature and signed into law last month will enable Connecticut to be competitive in the global economy by supporting existing businesses, attracting new ones, and shoring up the statewide workforce to meet specific needs of employers, according to a prominent business leader who helped shape the measure. "Many of the elements of the bill are things people have been working on for many years," ...
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    A Festival That Caters to Body and Mind

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    EDGY Lucinda Childs’s “Dance” is part of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas -- photo by Sally Cohn (source, New York Times, June 3, 2010)

    (6/3/2010) (From The New York Times)By ANITA GATESYOU could hear Philip Glass play piano solos next Sunday night at Sprague Memorial Hall in New Haven. You could see Conor Lovett (of Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland) do “Moby-Dick” as a one-man show at the Long Wharf Theater the following week. You could, on various days, take a tour of artworks by Connecticut’s own Sol LeWitt. And on June 19, on New Haven Green, you could see a free concert by the Blind Boys of Alabama. This year’s International ...
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    Covidien Moves Ahead

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    (6/2/2010) from The Hartford Courant(Full story link below)Surgical Strategy: Investment In Innovation Pays Off For CovidienBy MARA LEEWhen Covidien spun off from the implosion of Tyco International in 2007, it gained more than a new name unconnected to the disgraced Tyco CEO's $6,000 shower curtain, $2 million birthday party and other ill-gotten perks.Covidien's 3,400 workers in Connecticut design, make and market surgical devices, particularly instruments used in laparoscopic surgery that ...
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    The wisdom of crowdsourcing

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    (6/1/2010) (from guardian.co.uk)The story was routine – but not the way it was reported.Earlier this year the New Haven Independent, a non-profit community website, published an article about "the ugliest storefront on Chapel Street".Members of the public saw an opportunity to push for improvements to a former downtown tattoo parlour, which was being reopened as an AT&T store. The facade, in particular, was considered an eyesore. The Independent reported that it was "pitch black and has a texture ...
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    360 State Street Gets Green Fuel Cell

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    (5/28/2010) from WTNH.comBy: Keith Kountz New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) - A 'green' fuel cell arrived at the 360 State Street tower construction project in New Haven Thursday.The new fuel cell is 400 kilowatts features 'green technology' that will provide almost 100 percent of the building's energy needs. It marks the first time a fuel cell is being used in a residential building of this size."Fuel cells provide the energy trifecta; distribute generation, combined heat and power and homegrown innovation," ...
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    Rents rise as vacant space dips

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    (5/13/2010) (from New Haven Register, full article link below)By Cara Baruzzi, Register Business EditorNEW HAVEN — The amount of vacant office space in the city fell to 10.7 percent in the first quarter, down from 13.4 percent a year earlier, and the scarcity of available space has prompted some landlords to start raising rents, according to the latest report by Colliers Dow & Condon.“It surprises me that it took as long as it did for rental rates to firm up,” said John Keogh, senior broker at Colliers ...
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    Office Rents Bloom with Spring

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    (5/10/2010) (from conntact.com)NEW HAVEN - Office rents are starting to rise in the Elm City, amid a shrinking inventory of available space, and new office construction is on the horizon. In his New Haven Office Market Report for the first quarter of 2010, John Keogh of Colliers Dow & Condon reports that Keith Mahler, who now has control of 59 Elm Street, is asking $21.50 per square foot plus electric for space in the Class B building, up from $17.50. In late 2009, the New Boston Fund, owner of 545 Long ...
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    State Ready To Cut Red Tape

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    (5/10/2010) (from hartfordbusiness.com)By Greg Bordonaro In possibly the biggest legislative victory for businesses this session, state lawmakers passed sweeping regulatory reform that aims to streamline the permitting process across state agencies. The bill, which is expected to be signed into law by Gov. M. Jodi Rell, received bipartisan support and is intended help spur economic development by cutting bureaucratic red tape that slows projects.“This shows that Connecticut will be more business ...
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    The New Haven Model

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    (5/3/2010) To improve the quality of schools, districts need a rigorous system for evaluating the quality of teaching — rewarding teachers who do their jobs best and retraining or removing those who fail their students. The city of New Haven and the American Federation of Teachers deserve high praise for the new teacher training and evaluation system they unveiled earlier this week.The proposal, which deserves swift approval from the board, shows what can go right when school districts and unions work ...
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    Carbon Micro-Spaghetti Offers Hope For Fighting Cancer

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    (4/29/2010) by Abram KatzIf a new Yale discovery is confirmed, the microscopic spaghetti of carbon could provide a new way to fight cancer and other diseases.The discovery came from research done at Yale on carbon nanotubes (or CNTs). CNTs are super-light and super-strong rolled-up sheets of graphite just one atom thick. They’re used in high-end tennis rackets and bicycle frames.Now Yale scientists have used carbon nanotubes to multiply the body’s cellular defenders—meaning a nanomaterial previously ...
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    NEW HAVEN RESTAURANT WEEK CONTINUES SWEET SUCCESS STORY

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    (4/29/2010) Fourth New Haven Restaurant Week is a Thriving Showcase of Destination CuisineNEW HAVEN, Conn., April 2010 - Following the continued success of the fourth New Haven Restaurant Week, the bi-annual event is now lauded as an institution for the New England city. Twenty-seven restaurants participated in the spring event from April 18-23, many citing that the culinary experience will be a mainstay in New Haven for years to come. According to Anne Worcester, chief marketing officer for Market New ...
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    For Yalie entrepreneurs, a landlord and partner

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    (4/26/2010) (From Yale Daily)By Cora Lewis, Staff ReporterWhen student start-ups with little credit, a short track record and uncertain prospects need to expand, they turn to Carter Winstanley.In addition to overseeing the renovation and rebuilding of dilapidated properties in Science Park, Winstanley, co-owner of Winstanley Enterprises, a Massachusetts real estate development company, works closely with the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute to help young entrepreneurs obtain flexible leases and affordable ...
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    Collegiate chic

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    (4/22/2010) (from hotelworldnetwork.com)When Hospitality 3 acquired the 46-year-old Colony Inn on Yale University’s campus in 2006, developer Paul McGowan’s goal was to create a contemporary hotel that easily blended into the distinct architecture of the surrounding buildings. The result is The Study at Yale, a luxury boutique hotel that offers a convenient and upscale option for visiting families, dignitaries and corporate travelers.To meet the need for additional hotel rooms in New Haven, Conn., the ...
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    Merrily They Roll Along, Performing

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    (4/22/2010) By JAN ELLEN SPIEGELWHEN the Arts Council of Greater New Haven began searching for a vehicle to transport arts programs around the city, it ran into a problem. “We didn’t have any money for the vehicle,” said David Brensilver, a council spokesman.The solution was Exact Change, a once-a-year event that uses CT Transit in New Haven — the public bus system — as the vehicle, literally, for arts performances. This year, its third, Exact Change will be held on May 8, with performances along five ...
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    Yale University Preparing Site For New Business School Building

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    (4/20/2010) By ERIC GERSHON, The Hartford CourantApril 20, 2010NEW HAVEN —Yale University has begun demolishing two former insurance company buildings to make way for a new, $189 million business school campus that will consolidate scattered operations and — university leaders hope — burnish the school of management's reputation.Yale has largely torn down a brick colonial-revival style building at 175 Whitney Ave. that once belonged to the former Security Insurance Co. The school also plans to ...
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    Summer is a time for festival fun

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    (4/19/2010) from Travelbestbuys.comThe summer of 2010 will definitely be a time for some festival fun as families look for cost-effective summer getaways that are both pleasing and enriching. And discovering the local traditions and cultures that are showcased in the numerous festivals that take place across North America every summer is a perfect way to satisfy both of these goals.Combining history and entertainment while on vacation is not only enlightening, but affordable and the following is a list ...
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    New Haven Real Estate Bucks the Trend

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    (4/13/2010) From Contact.com, April 12, 2010Elm City is a surprising hotbed of new commercial construction projectsIn the midst of a national recession, New Haven is undergoing something of a building boom. More than two million square feet in commercial projects is either under construction or recently completed, according to city officials - and that's not counting the Q Bridge project or Yale's proposed School of Management edifice.360 State Street, 500 Luxury ApartmentsThe state of construction ...
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    Science Park Company Higher One Hits Higher Ground

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    (4/13/2010) Higher One Rockets to IPO from Conntact.com, April 12, 2010Goldman Sachs, UBS to lead $100M issueNEW HAVEN - Higher One Holdings Inc., the fast-growing Science Park company that provides ATM cards to college students and other financial services to students and colleges, plans to go public.The company has filed a prospectus for an initial public offering of up to $100 million with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, while acknowledging in its filing the uncertainty created by ...
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    City’s hotel market stays strong, gets crowded

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    (4/6/2010) From Yale Daily NewsIn hotel market, challengers checking inCity’s hotel market stays strong, gets crowdedBy Esther ZuckermanStaff ReporterPublished Tuesday, April 6, 2010Two years ago, the red-brick high rise at 205 Church St. was poised to transform from an office building into a four-star hotel.But while plans for the new hotel are in limbo — with the building’s owner, Hampshire Hotels & Resorts, still trying to secure $50 million in funding from the city and state — a different ...
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    Yale helps construction workers find jobs

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    (4/6/2010) From Yale Daily NewsYale helps construction workers find jobs By Egidio DiBenedettoStaff ReporterPublished Tuesday, April 6, 2010Yale is helping more than 40 New Haven construction workers develop new skill sets and find jobs.Every year since 2003, Yale has teamed up with New Haven’s Commission on Equal Opportunities, local trade unions and local developers on the Construction Workforce Initiative, a city-run program that helps minorities, women and ex-cons living in New Haven ...
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    On Solid Ground...

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    (3/21/2010) (From the New Haven Register)On solid ground: Program keeps construction laborers hard at workBy Mary E. O’Leary, Register Topics EditorNEW HAVEN — One of the hardest-hit sectors of the economy in the wake of the country’s financial meltdown has been the construction industry with an estimated 25 percent of its work force unemployed.For a sizeable group of skilled laborers in the city, however, work has been steady, the paychecks keep coming and, rain or shine, they are on the ...
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    $4,700 Downtown Penthouse Suite

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    (3/9/2010) from Courant.comNew Haven Apartment Tower: $4,700-A-Month PenthouseBy ERIC GERSHONThe Hartford CourantMarch 9, 2010NEW HAVEN —The developer of the city's most ambitious apartment building ever has begun taking deposits on units — including one for a $4,700-a-month penthouse.As of Monday, the leasing agent for Fairfield developer Bruce Becker had accepted deposits for 13 of 500 units in the 32-story project known as 360 State Street, including a 30th-floor penthouse with ...
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    360 State Street - Ready to Move In




    (3/8/2010) Developer Bruce Becker lead a group of local, state, and federal officials to tour his 32 story 500 unit apartment complex on Monday, March 8, 2010. The group included: U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, U.S. Senator Chris Dodd, and Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Developement. See photos from Hartford Courant by clicking on the link below. Additional information available on the developer at: www.beckerandbecker.com
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    Move-in day

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    (3/3/2010) (from New Haven Register)NEW HAVEN — Dr. Anees Chagpar, meet 360 State Street.The executive director of the Breast Center at the Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, Chagpar needs a place to live when she moves here from Louisville, Ky.A gleaming, $190 million, 32-story residential tower — the city’s largest residential development in years and its second-tallest building — could be the place.The 500-unit building’s first tenants moved in Saturday as Chagpar toured one of the 58 ...
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    Output in state ranks in Top 10

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    (2/26/2010) from The New Haven RegisterFriday, February 26, 2010By Angela Carter, Register StaffNEW HAVEN - When it comes to the manufacturing sector, Connecticut ranks within the Top 10 nationally in high technology (seventh), patents per capita (eighth) and value added per production worker (seventh), according to data presented Thursday to the New Haven Manufacturers Association.Donald Klepper-Smith, chief economist and director of research for DataCore Partners, said during an association ...
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    IVY LEAGUERS THINK GREEN

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    (2/8/2010) BY DAVID KRECHEVSKY REPUBLICAN-AMERICANOne less phone that needs to be created is one less that can end up in a landfill. That's one of the motiva-tions behind an electronics reuse and recycling business created by two Yale Univer-sity students, Bob Casey of Chicago and Rich Littlehale of Norwell, Mass. They first came up with the idea to reuse and recycle consumer electronics in the spring of 2008, and the idea has since grown into a business serving both individual consumers and corporate ...
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    New Haven in the News

    (1/26/2010) from Anne Worceste, Market New HavenNew Haven continues its strong start to 2010 with PR hits in The Star-Ledger, Financial Times, TheCityTraveler.com, Gayot.com, The Today Show and New York Times. The various pieces highlight New Haven's world-class dining, unique hotels & attractions and growing popularity as a hip and affordable residential city. The links along with a briefdescription of each article are below. Kind Regards, Anne and team: * The Star-Ledger, "Best pizza in New Jersey: ...
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    Local Biz - SeeClickFix Makes News

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    (1/5/2010) From Jan. 4, 2010 New York TimesNews Sites Dabble With a Web Tool for Nudging Local OfficialsBy DANIEL E. SLOTNIKDoug Hardy, an associate editor and Internet supervisor for The Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Conn., wanted to increase page views on its Web site.Mr. Hardy had heard about SeeClickFix.com, a local advocacy Web site that lets users write about issues to encourage communication between residents and local government. SeeClickFix users post a complaint about problems that ...
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