Economic Gateway http://www.exploremoregroton.com Groton Economic Development News RSS Feed Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:03:41 -0700 en-us Use Our Report Maker Tool to Download Information http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17505 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Our historic community of Groton, Connecticut is making waves as a center for innovation and business expansion. Employers are seeing the benefits of placing headquarters here—a talented, highly... Fuel Cell, Offshore Wind Projects Under Consideration By State http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17766 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A Massachusetts-based energy company hopes to build the first offshore wind farm for Connecticut, promising the development would bring up to $1 billion in economic benefits to the state. Meanwhile... Medical Device Makers In Connecticut Build On The Old Industries http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17765 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Seventy-four years after inventor Frank DeBisschop opened a tool and die shop in Thomaston, his grandson is still running a spinoff of his manufacturing business, mass-producing medical devices and ho... Seaweed farming and its surprising benefits http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17764 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Seaweed may be thought of as a nuisance, but an increasing number of fishermen, scientists and consumers are seeing it as a solution Many of us think of seaweed as a nuisance -- the slimy, sometime... Submarines: Groton’s Crucial Role In Defending the U.S. http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17504 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Connecticut has played a crucial role in the defense of the United States for more than 100 years. General Dynamics Electric Boat, which is headquartered in Groton, began building underwater vessels i... Stay In The Loop About What’s Happening In Groton http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17503 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 You’ll never miss a minute of all the exciting events going on in Groton thanks to our Event Calendar! Our comprehensive schedule is laid out several months in advance, giving you plenty of time... Sift Bakery Shop owner is again in the national spotlight http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17619 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 MYSTIC, Conn. (WTNH) - Adam Young can be found hard at work in his Mystic bake shop but he can also be found just as hard at work on a national baking competition. He is competing to be the Foo... All The Community Info You Need In One Place http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17502 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Mon, 28 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 You’re a busy person. Between work, taking the kids to soccer practice and finishing all those extra projects around the house, you don’t have a lot of time to keep up with everything that... Bids Bring Offshore Wind One Step Closer in Conn. http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17357 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) recently closed the bidding period of a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable-energy resources, including offshore wind. Th... Grow Your Business In Groton: We Have The Space You Need http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17501 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Looking to expand your business or kick-start a new one? Groton, Connecticut, is the ideal location because we have the resources to help you get started. The Economic Development team is committed to... Tech Industry Contributes $16.2B To Connecticut Economy http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17356 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Connecticut’s technology industry contributed $16.2 billion to the state’s economy in 2017, a share equal to 6.5 percent, the national Computing Technology Industry Association. That ec... SBDC connects entrepreneurs with free consulting services http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17355 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 When Jason Bittner, founder and CEO of Triple Helix Corp., first opened his East Hartford software and information management company in 2004, he was not only fully invested in his business dream but ... Arts And Culture Are Key Contributors To Connecticut's Economy http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17354 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 As an industry, arts and cultural events and productions pumped $9 billion into Connecticut’s economy in 2015, generating more money than utilities and construction, according to new figures fro... Dan Haar: A factory job boom in CT? New numbers say yes http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=16940 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Here’s a quirk you might not believe if you lived through the state’s loss of 90,000 manufacturing jobs, more than a third of its total, between 1999 and 2016: Connecticut gained 2,900 fac... Craft Brewers Call On Lawmakers To Lift Limits http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=16939 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 HARTFORD, CT — An army of craft brewers descended on the state Capitol Tuesday to ask legislators to lift the limit on how much beer they can sell from the state’s increasingly popularity ... Two Connecticut-Namesake Submarines Train in Arctic Circle http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=16938 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Two U.S. fast-attack submarines that have the Nutmeg State to thank for their names are working together near the top of the world. Los Angeles-class fast attack sub USS Hartford and Seawolf-class ... CT shellfish industry, going strong, hopes for EU breakthrough http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=16937 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Connecticut’s shellfish business has been experiencing a solid turnaround over the past few years — and a March 8 Food & Drug Administration announcement is raising hopes even higher. ... Manufacturing Continues As Bright Spot In Connecticut’s Economy http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=16936 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 EAST HARTFORD, CT — There are about 13,600 job openings in Connecticut manufacturing right now, and even though the state has beefed up its community college training programs and increased... How Connecticut became the least likely innovation hub in the U.S. http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=16935 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Think back to where Connecticut was 20 years ago. A National Hockey League franchise had just left the state, it was one of the only places in the country where incomes were actually... Manufacturing Connecticut's Future Workforce http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=16934 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Catherine Smith is Commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Economic and Community Development. She stopped by for an update on the state's economy and manufacturing workforce. Later, we... History Revisited: Pine Island small in size, substantial in history http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17725 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Whether for adventure or possibly a longing for isolation or privacy, many people have entertained thoughts of living on an island. The actual number of islands in the world has been debated by geo... Startup Success: Planning to make inroads with AI feature http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17711 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 As a project manager, Darwyn Azzinaro would have given anything for a tool to teach others how to navigate the tough road of planning out and implementing a team project from beginning to end. And ... CT aims to be U.S.-Australia defense link http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17712 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Australia, a longtime U.S. ally, is ramping up its defense spending for sovereign and economic reasons, and Connecticut's defense sector is showing an interest. The U.S. Department of Commerce&... Museums in Connecticut offer free admission to service members, their families http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17674 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 More than 50 museums in Connecticut are offering free admission this summer to active duty members of the military and their families, part of the ninth annual Blue Star Museums Program. Running betwe... The 20 Best Small Towns To Visit in 2018 http://www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news/?item=17675 www.exploremoregroton.com/groton/news-and-media/news Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 There’s something about small towns that ignite our imaginations. Maybe it’s the charming main streets lined with century-old structures, now filled with artisan shops and cozy family-owne...