Governor Malloy: Priority: Creating New Jobs in Connecticut

 
Creating New Jobs in Connecticut
 
Governor Malloy is committed to jump-starting our economy by putting in place an economic development strategy to foster job growth, to attract employers from other states, and to keep the jobs we already have. For too long, we’ve allowed other states to gain a competitive advantage over us, taking jobs that were once located in Connecticut and relocating them – and the workers, workers’ families and their way of life – elsewhere. This isn’t going to be easy, but the work needs to start in earnest right away. Governor Malloy and his team will engage local officials, business leaders and residents in decisions that will make their communities stronger, and their local economies more competitive.
 
2/24/2012 Gov. Malloy: Investing in Innovation Will Grow Our Economy
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a $500,000 state loan to Lumachip Inc., a Waterford company that is a leader in the solid-state lighting industry. Lumachip Inc. will purchase and install state-of-the-art Light Emitting Diode (LED) semi-conductor equipment that will allow the company to expand manufacturing capacity and hire 20 new employees.
2/21/2012 Gov. Malloy: “The Time is Now to Transform the Status Quo”
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today testified before the General Assembly’s Education Committee in support of legislation he proposed to restore Connecticut’s education system into a national model of excellence for all and help advance an economic revival for the state.
2/16/2012 Gov. Malloy: Small Businesses are Crucial to Growing Our Economy
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that five additional small businesses have qualified for grants through the state’s Small Business Express Program (EXP) to expand their businesses and create jobs.  EXP was created as a part of the bi-partisan jobs bill that was passed during the October Special Session.
2/8/2012 Gov. Malloy: Time for “A Full-Scale Economic Revival”
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today outlined an overarching vision for Connecticut that maintains recent efforts to stabilize the state’s finances and continues to pursue the job creation policies that have begun to spur economic growth.  The Governor also announced the final part of his education reform agenda – an overhaul of the state’s tenure system so that it rewards quality teachers, not just those who have been in the profession the longest.
2/8/2012 Gov. Malloy Announces an Additional $50 Million in ECS Funding
As part of his proposal to reform education from early childhood through college, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced an additional $50 million in Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) funding to schools.
2/7/2012 Gov. Malloy Proposes To Enhance Education Profession
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today rolled out another component of his 2012 education reform package—initiatives designed to better support Connecticut’s teachers and attract top candidates to the field. The new proposal includes $3 million in new funding for teacher preparation and recruitment, and an additional $7.5 million for professional development and the implementation of teacher evaluations.
2/6/2012 Gov. Malloy Rolls Out Education Reform Package to Improve Low-Achieving Schools
Governor Dannel P. Malloy joined Lieutenant Governor Wyman, Department of Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, and Hartford Superintendent Christina Kishimoto at SAND Elementary School in Hartford today to announce the Governor’s legislative proposals to address low-achieving schools and improve education statewide.
2/6/2012 Gov. Malloy: Public Schools of Choice Must be an Integral Partner in Reaching Hard-To-Serve Student Populations
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a proposal to support and expand public schools of choice in Connecticut and strengthen their role in improving educational opportunities for students in need.
2/3/2012 Gov. Malloy: Vo-Tech Schools a Crucial Component of Increasing Job Readiness
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he will propose legislation to make changes to the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) that will tailor programming to the needs of employers, so that students are better prepared for real-world employment when they graduate. The plan will set high standards for students and for the schools, and would be benchmarked against national and global models in the area of vocational and technical training.
2/2/2012 Gov. Malloy: Improving Quality of and Access to Early Childhood Education Key to Our Children’s Future Success
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today proposed the investment of $12 million to continue his administration’s effort to improve the quality of and expand access to early childhood education and care across the state.  The new initiative will increase slots, improve teacher training and create a rating system that will allow families to choose the best program for their children.
1/31/2012 Gov. Malloy: Removing Red Tape Will Empower Local School Districts
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a plan to reduce the burden of red tape and state mandates faced by school districts across the state. Based on the needs of school districts, the Governor’s proposed changes to state policies will empower districts by eliminating barriers to improving student achievement.  In particular, today’s announcement will allow local school districts greater flexibility to hire and develop teachers, a process that is currently impeded by certification mandates, and free districts from excessive and redundant data reporting.
1/23/2012 Gov. Malloy Unveils Pension Proposal That Will Save Taxpayers Nearly $6 Billion Over Twenty Years
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a change to the pension funding plan that will avoid a spike in the state’s obligation in Fiscal Year (FY) 2032, avoiding a potential fiscal crisis.  Under the current contribution plan, the state would have to make a one-time payment of $4.5 billion in FY2032 in order to reach full funding.  The restructuring will save the state nearly $6 billion over the next 20 years, and put the pension system on the road to long-term sustainability, something that is currently not the case.
1/19/2012 Gov. Malloy Launches Effort to Revitalize the Capital Region
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith, state lawmakers, municipal officials and business leaders to announce the formation of the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA), which will strengthen and broaden the redevelopment efforts in Hartford and East Hartford.
1/18/2012 Gov. Malloy: First Company Funded by Small Business Express Program to Double its Workforce
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the first company to be funded by the state’s new Small Business Express Program (EXP) – South Windsor-based Oxford Performance Materials, LLC – will allow the company to double its workforce by adding 12 positions.
1/5/2012 Gov. Malloy: Jackson Laboratory Plans Approved; Connecticut "Ready to Claim our Share" of $284B Personalized Medicine Industry
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that a final agreement between the state and Jackson Laboratory (JAX) has been fully negotiated and approved by the relevant boards.  To commemorate the event, the Governor hosted a ceremonial bill signing at the UConn Health Center (UCHC), the site where the new billion-dollar, personalized medicine laboratory that will create more than 6,800 permanent jobs will be located.
1/4/2012 Gov. Malloy’s Education Workshop to Focus on Bold Ideas and Solutions for School Reform
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the agenda for Thursday’s Education Workshop, which will combine experts, school administrators, teachers and other stakeholders to share ideas on how the state can confront the need to return Connecticut to a position of preeminence in education.
1/2/2012 Gov. Malloy: Only a Short Time Left to Register for ‘Reinvent Connecticut’ Informational Sessions
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that, while the state’s informational sessions for businesses are drawing to a close, there is still time to register for the last remaining workshops.
12/20/2011 Gov. Malloy Outlines Principles for Education Reform
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today sent a letter to state legislative leaders, as well as other key legislators and stakeholders, in which he outlined his principles for education reform.  Those principles will serve as a “roadmap” for the upcoming 2012 session of the General Assembly, a session in which the Governor has repeatedly said he will focus on education.
12/19/2011 Gov. Malloy on Announcement of November Employment Figures for Connecticut
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today said that the news that Connecticut’s unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest level since June 2009 is “encouraging,” but stressed that “more needs to be done in the mission to reinvent Connecticut and stimulate job growth.”
11/21/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces Approval of $275 Million in Federal Transit Funds for New Britain – Hartford Bus Rapid Transit Project
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Federal Transit Administrator Peter M. Rogoff today announced the approval of the $275 million Full Funding Grant Agreement to the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) for the construction of the New Britain-Hartford Busway project, which will break ground in the spring of 2012.
10/26/2011 Gov. Malloy Hails Passage of Jackson Laboratory Bill
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today praised final passage of a bill that will provide $291 million in state funding for Jackson Laboratory’s (JAX) new billion dollar personalized medicine project on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center. A collaborative effort between Jackson Laboratory, the State of Connecticut, the University of Connecticut and Yale University, the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine will accelerate the development of new medical treatments tailored to each patient’s unique genetic makeup.
10/26/2011 Gov. Malloy, Legislative Leaders Laud Bipartisan Jobs Package
Governor Dannel P. Malloy hailed the passage of bipartisan legislation aimed at reinventing Connecticut by creating new jobs, spurring innovation and strengthening the state’s overall competitiveness. The package that was voted on today was the direct result of input from Governor Malloy and Senate President Donald Williams, House Speaker Chris Donovan, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney and House Minority Leader Larry Cafero on behalf of their respective caucuses.
10/25/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces NBC Sports Group is Fourth “First Five”
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that NBC Sports Group will be the fourth company to take advantage of the “First Five” economic development program.  NBCUniversal’s NBC Sports Group will consolidate much of its northeast operations, including its existing Connecticut workforce, at new studios and offices in the former Clairol factory in Stamford.  The project, slated to start in September 2012, will create 450 jobs and allow room for the company to grow in the future.
10/20/2011 Gov. Malloy: Jobs Special Session Legislative Package Presentation
Attached, please find a presentation outlining the items contained within the Jobs Special Session legislative package.  These items have been agreed upon by all four legislative caucuses and the Malloy Administration.  Conversations remain ongoing and ultimately may result in additional items being included.
10/19/2011 Gov. Malloy on Jobs Special Session Legislative Package
Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement about the Jobs Special Session legislative package.
10/18/2011 Blue Sky Studios Continues to Grow
Blue Sky Studios today announced it will expand its headquarters in Greenwich and create 70 jobs, a move that will allow the Oscar Award winning digital animation company to grow even more in the future.
10/13/2011 Malloy Administration Approves $5 Million for Local ‘Transit-Oriented Development’ Projects
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the award of $5 million to 11 cities, towns and regional planning organizations around the state for the planning and facilitation of “transit-oriented development” (TOD) projects – work aimed at better linking communities and their transportation infrastructure, such as rail and bus stations.
10/6/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces Launch of Startup Connecticut
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined with business leaders to announce the launch of Startup Connecticut, a new initiative that will help to reinvent Connecticut by assisting high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the state.
10/5/2011 State Moves Forward With Deep Water Port Economic Development Efforts
Four state agencies – the Department of Economic and Community Development; the Department of Transportation; the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; and the Office of Policy and Management – are working together on a long-term plan for economic development of Connecticut’s deep water ports, including a focused effort at growing maritime industry jobs.
9/30/2011 Gov. Malloy: New Billion Dollar Jackson Lab Project Highlights Immediate Return on Investment in Bioscience Connecticut
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today said that Jackson Laboratory’s (JAX) decision to launch a billion dollar personalized medicine project on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center highlights an immediate return on the investment the state made earlier this year in Bioscience Connecticut, and that it shows Connecticut’s research triangle is “coming to life.”
9/27/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces $550k Grant from SBA
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded a $546,822 grant to Connecticut to help increase state exports and the number of small businesses that export.
9/26/2011 Gov. Malloy: “It’s Time to Reinvent Connecticut”
Nearing the completion of his Jobs Tour, Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the agenda for the upcoming October 6 Economic Summit, which combines experts and speakers from academia, the private sector and the public sector, to discuss ways in which we can reinvent Connecticut and lead the way in a 21st century economy.
9/19/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces Release of $30 Million in Federal Funds for High-Speed Rail
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the release of $30 million in federal funding for the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield passenger rail corridor.  In May 2011, the Federal Railroad Administration announced that Connecticut would receive $30 million of the $2 billion in federal funding that the state of Florida had declined.
9/13/2011 Gov. Malloy Appoints Four to Connecticut Airport Authority Board; Names Chair
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today appointed four people to the Connecticut Airport Authority and named the board’s chair.  Appointed board members must have business and management experience and expertise in financial planning, budgeting and assessment, marketing, master planning, aviation, or transportation management.
9/8/2011 Governor Malloy on President Obama's Jobs Speech
Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement regarding President Barack Obama's address tonight before a Joint Session of Congress.
9/8/2011 New Report: Construction Jobs are Increasing in North Central CT
Contrary to popular belief, the construction industry is poised to heat up in North Central Connecticut, adding as many as 30,000 projected jobs in the next five years.  These jobs have the highest concentration in the areas of Hartford, East Hartford, New Britain, Bristol, Canton and Simsbury. Total expected cost for these projects is nearly $5 billion and that will translate into hundreds of thousands of worker hours to complete.
8/2/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces ESPN is Third “First Five” Project
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced ESPN of Bristol is the next Connecticut company to take advantage of the state’s newest economic development program called “First Five.”
7/26/2011 Bradley International Airport’s Passenger Numbers Continue Upward Trend for 1 Full Year
Continuing a trend that began in July 2010, Bradley International Airport (BDL) has just completed 12 consecutive months of year-over-year passenger increases through June 2011.
7/21/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces Award of Nearly $10 Million in Stem Cell Research Funds
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the award of $9.8 million in stem cell research funds to twenty Connecticut–based researchers. The awards were given by the State of Connecticut Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee at its Tuesday grant review meeting in Farmington.
7/21/2011 Governor Malloy Announces TicketNetwork is Second “First Five” Company
Governor Malloy announced today at the grand opening of TicketNetwork’s facility in South Windsor that the company is the second to take advantage of the state’s new “First Five” program.  The company will retain 292 jobs and create a minimum of 200 new full-time jobs within two years, and possibly up to 600 over the next ten years.
7/19/2011 Governor Malloy Continues Investment in Rail Through Purchase of 25 Additional M-8 Cars for New Haven Line
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced plans to purchase 25 more M-8 rail cars – adding to the 380 already on order – for use on the New Haven Line along the coastline in southwestern Connecticut, often cited as the busiest in the nation with 120,000 riders a day between New Haven and New York City.
7/7/2011 Gov. Malloy Hails Bill Expanding Educational Access, Opportunity for Connecticut Students
At a ceremonial bill signing Thursday afternoon at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, Governor Dannel P. Malloy hailed a measure granting in-state college tuition rates for the state’s public colleges and universities to undocumented Connecticut students.
6/21/2011 Governor Malloy & DECD Commissioner Smith Announce Funding to Support Development Projects
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith today announced the state will help fund various development projects by redirecting $4.6 million in previously allocated bonding to the Regional Brownfield and Economic Development Program.
6/16/2011 Gov. Malloy:  Partnership with Employers, Non-Profits to Create Over 275 Job Opportunities for Citizens with Disabilities
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined a coalition of business, government and advocacy groups at a statewide employment forum, announcing a job training and placement initiative for over 275 citizens with disabilities and underscoring the economic connection between Connecticut’s employers and a diversified workforce.
6/8/2011 Gov. Malloy on Bradley Airport Bill: Making the Airport Part of State’s Economic Strategy
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today praised final passage of bill making Bradley International Airport an economic driver in the state.
6/8/2011 Gov. Malloy on Final Passage of “First Five” Initiative
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today hailed the final passage of legislation he proposed creating the “First Five” program – a new jobs initiative that will provide a unique set of incentives to the first five businesses that each bring a minimum of 200 new full-time jobs to Connecticut within the next 24 months.
6/8/2011 Gov. Malloy Hails Final Passage of Bioscience Connecticut
Governor Dannel P. Malloy hails final passage of his Bioscience Connecticut proposal, which will provide 3,000 jobs annually between 2012-2018, and create more than 16,000 jobs through 2037.
6/4/2011 Gov. Malloy Hails Senate Passage of Bradley Airport Bill
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today hailed Senate passage of a bill making Bradley International Airport an economic driver in Connecticut.
6/3/2011 U.S. Commerce Department’s CommerceConnect Expands into Connecticut
Following the launch of its Michigan office last September, the U.S. Commerce Department’s CommerceConnect is expanding into Middletown, Conn., one of 16 regions where the service is being launched this year.
6/3/2011 Gov. Malloy: ‘First Five’ Will Send Strong, Clear Message to Business Community
Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement today hailing the Senate passage of legislation he proposed creating the “First Five” program – a new jobs initiative that will provide a unique set of incentives to the first five businesses that each bring a minimum of 200 new full-time jobs to Connecticut within the next 24 months.
5/24/2011 Gov. Malloy: Bill Expanding College Access “Common Sense”
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the following statement hailing a measure granting in-state tuition to students who reside in the state and complete four years of high school here, graduating with their diploma. Passing the Senate today, the same measure passed the House of Representatives earlier this month.
5/17/2011 Gov. Malloy: New Bioscience Connecticut Initiative Will Create Thousands of New Jobs, Sustain Economic Growth Going Forward, Spur Innovation in the Future
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a new jobs initiative at the University of Connecticut Health Center, which will help put people to work now and sustain economic growth and innovation going forward. In addition, the proposal will help make Connecticut a leader in the bioscience industry.
5/9/2011 Gov. Malloy: Connecticut Awarded $30 Million for New Haven-Hartford-Springfield High Speed Rail Project
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut has been awarded $30 million in federal funding for the third phase of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) high-speed intercity passenger rail project. The money is part of the $2 billion that the U.S. Department of Transportation opened for applications in March after it was declined by Florida Governor Rick Scott.
5/4/2011 Gov. Malloy on House Passage of Budget
Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement after the Connecticut House of Representatives passed the FY12/FY13 Biennium Budget.
5/3/2011 Gov. Malloy on Senate Passage of Budget
Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement after the Connecticut State Senate passed the FY 12/FY13 Biennium Budget.
5/2/2011 Gov. Malloy: Connecticut Hosts Business Matchmaker Event
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a partnership between state and federal agencies designed to match qualified Connecticut small businesses with federal and state prime contractors to increase business opportunities. On June 23 at the University of Hartford, Connecticut small businesses will have an opportunity to meet with prime government contractors and federal and state contracting agencies.
4/29/2011 Gov. Malloy: Navy Awards $2.4 Million Contract for Sub Base Boiler Project to Local Contractor
Governor Dannel P. Malloy was pleased to see the U.S. Navy’s announcement awarding a $2.4 million contract for the construction of a replacement boiler at the Naval Submarine Base New London to a Groton contractor.
4/29/2011 Governor Malloy on Navy Announcement of $1.2 Billion to Electric Boat for Second Submarine Production
Governor Dannel P. Malloy this evening released the following statement in response to the U.S. Navy announcement that it has awarded $1.2 billion for the production of a second submarine by Electric Boat in FY 2011. In February, Governor Malloy sent letters to the Chairs and the Ranking Members of Congress’ Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense urging the full funding of two Virginia Class submarines.
4/26/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces Launch of New State Tourism Website
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the launch of the new CTvisit.com, the state’s official tourism website, in anticipation of the upcoming peak summer tourism season in Connecticut. The popular website is now an even more informational online travel planning resource, redesigned to better showcase all that Connecticut has to offer and meet evolving consumer expectations.
4/8/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces $40 Million for High Speed Rail Funds Released to Connecticut
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that $40 million in previously allocated stimulus funding was released today to Connecticut. Governor Malloy spoke at length with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood about this when they met last month.
4/5/2011 Gov. Malloy: Connecticut Submits Robust Application for $227 Million of Florida's Declined Rail Money
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that the state has submitted a robust application for $227 million in federal funding to complete the third phase of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) high-speed intercity passenger rail project. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) submitted its application Monday to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for the $227 million, which is available because the State of Florida recently decided to reject some $2.4 billion in high-speed rail money because it did not want to commit to the state matching funds.
4/4/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces Dual-Track Decision on Busway and Bristol/Waterbury Commuter Rail Line
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced his decision regarding the fate of the New Britain-Hartford Bus Rapid Transit project – better known as the “Busway” – and the Bristol/Waterbury commuter rail line. After meeting with advocates and opponents of the Busway, Governor Malloy has decided to aggressively pursue construction of the Busway while launching a parallel and equally aggressive initiative to plan for the Bristol/Waterbury commuter line. This decision will create new jobs now, as the Busway project is “ready to go,” while continuing to address the needs of commuters on the Bristol/Waterbury rail line. In addition, Governor Malloy’s decision maximizes the availability of federal funding now and going forward.
3/23/2011 Governor Malloy Marks One-Year Anniversary of Enactment of the Affordable Care Act
On the one year anniversary of President Obama signing national health reform legislation into law, Governor Dannel P. Malloy highlighted what Connecticut has already been able to accomplish. Earlier today, Governor Malloy attended a press conference with health reform advocates and other supporters of the law to mark the anniversary.
3/22/2011 Governor Malloy: Infrastructure Investments in Bond Agenda Create/Retain Jobs, Keep Connecticut Moving Forward
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today highlighted several items on the agenda for this week’s meeting of the State Bond Commission which invest in the revitalization of Connecticut’s infrastructure, create or maintain thousands of construction-related jobs, and enhance future economic growth in the state.
3/22/2011 Obama Administration, Governor Malloy Announce Funds to Spur at Least $133 Million in New Lending to Connecticut Small Businesses, Help Create Jobs
Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the approval of Connecticut's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) application. Connecticut's planned use of the SSBCI funds will help create new jobs and is expected to spur more than $133 million in additional small business lending in that state.
3/11/2011 Gov. Malloy Directs State to "Aggressively Pursue" Florida Rail Money
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today instructed the state Department of Transportation to “aggressively pursue” rail money originally intended for Florida’s high speed rail project. Florida Governor Rick Scott declined the $2.4 billion, and the U.S. Department of Transportation opened up applications for the funds today.
3/10/2011 Gov. Malloy Names Christopher "Kip" Bergstrom as Executive Director of Commission on Culture and Tourism
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today named Christopher “Kip” Bergstrom as the Executive Director of the Commission on Culture and Tourism. Upon the consolidation of this function into the Department of Economic and Community Development, Bergstrom would assume additional responsibilities as part of DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith’s team.
3/3/2011 Gov. Malloy Appoints ING Executive Catherine Smith to Lead Department of Economic and Community Development
In one of his highest profile appointments to date, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today named ING executive Catherine Smith to lead the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). Smith, who lives in Northford, has worked for ING for the past 10 years; prior to that, she worked at Aetna for 17 years.
3/1/2011 Gov. Malloy Announces First Set of M-8 Cars Operating on New Haven Line
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Metro-North today announced that the first set of eight new M-8 rail cars were put into service today from Stamford, offering Metro-North customers the latest in rail technology and comfort. The train left Stamford at 10:30 a.m. and arrived at Grand Central Terminal in New York at 11:36 a.m.
2/22/2011 Governor Malloy: Businesses Interested in 'First Five' Program Should Contact Office Directly
Last week, Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the creation of his ‘First Five’ initiative—a new program that will provide incentives to the first five businesses that each bring a minimum of 200 new full-time jobs to the state within the next 24 months. Today, Governor Malloy announced that companies interested in the program should call his office directly to learn more.
2/18/2011 Gov. Malloy Urges Congressional Leaders to Fully Fund Sub Program
Governor Dannel P. Malloy sent letters today to the Chairs and the Ranking Members of Congress' Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense to request the full funding of two Virginia Class submarines slated to be built by Electric Boat.
2/16/2011 Governor Malloy's Budget: Creates Jobs, Shares the Sacrifices That Need to be Made, and is Balanced With No Gimmicks
Governor Dannel P. Malloy unveiled his biennial budget today, covering fiscal years 2012 and 2013. The budget includes investments in job creation, as well as cuts in spending, concessions from state employees and tax increases in approximately equal measures, while keeping the safety net intact and supporting business and industry as they create jobs.
2/15/2011 Gov. Malloy Joins Operation Fuel and Energy Providers to Announce Innovative New Program Aimed At Reducing Small Business Energy Costs
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined State Senator John Fonfara, representatives from Dominion, PSEG and Operation Fuel at a mid-morning press conference in Hartford to announce a new pilot program designed to help women- and minority-owned businesses reduce their energy costs and educate themselves about energy consumption.
1/28/2011 Governor Malloy to Roundtable: Transportation Critical to State's Economic Engine
Governor Dannel P. Malloy joined Congressman John Larson, Co-Chair of the Northeast Rail Caucus, Pennsylvania Congressman Bill Shuster, Chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, and a group of legislators, state and federal officials and other stakeholders at Hartford’s Union Station to discuss efforts to build the New Haven-Springfield rail line and increase high speed rail access in New England.
1/26/2011 Governor Malloy Selects Glenn Marshall to Lead Department of Labor
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today tapped Glenn Marshall to serve as the new commissioner of the Department of Labor, and has chosen Dennis Murphy as the agency’s new deputy commissioner.
1/25/2011 Governor Malloy on State of the Union: Creating/Growing New Jobs is Biggest Challenge We Face
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, who attended the State of the Union as a guest of Congressman John Larson, released the following statement after President Obama’s speech.
1/24/2011 Governor Malloy: Road Safety Projects in Bond Package Will Improve Safety, Create and Keep Jobs
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today highlighted several items on the Bond Commission agenda involving Department of Transportation projects that will create or retain thousands of construction-related jobs in the state, and improve the safety of our state's roads.
1/21/2011 Governor Malloy Announces Loan to Long-Time Connecticut Company for Expansion
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the state is providing a $400,000 loan to help Schulz Electric Company expand and improve its manufacturing and repair facility in New Haven.  Schulz’s primary business is the manufacture, servicing and repair of electric motors, generators and controls.  Schulz is one of the few companies approved to work on nuclear-related safety equipment in the US and Canada.
1/19/2011 Governor Malloy: Connecticut is Back on the Map
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that Connecticut is back on the map. Discover New England, the official tourism website for New England, had removed Connecticut from its map, marketing materials, and efforts because the state failed to pay its dues to the organization. Much broader than a website, however, Discover New England works to raise international consumer, travel trade, and media awareness of New England as a memorable, high-quality, four-season destination.
1/10/2011 Governor Malloy Receives Final Reports from Policy Working Groups
The twelve policy working groups put together by the Malloy transition team met with Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and the entire steering committee today to give their final reports, a culmination of the work begun in early December to ensure the policy-making process was reflective of the many voices in the state.  The Governor will review the reports and will take them under advisement.
1/4/2011 Malloy Names Additional Staff; Operations, Policy, Legislative, Legal and Communications Teams Begin To Fill Out
  Governor-Elect Dan Malloy added new staffers to his office today, including a Director of Operations, Director of Policy, Legislative Liaisons and additional communications and legal staff.
1/4/2011 Malloy Appoints State Representative Chris Caruso to a Position within DECD
  Governor-Elect Dan Malloy today announced that he has appointed State Representative Chris Caruso to a position within the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), where he will provide counsel to Governor-Elect Malloy on urban initiatives, housing and smart growth.
1/4/2011 Jeannette DeJesús Deputy Commissioner of the DPH, Special Advisor to the Governor on Healthcare Reform
  Governor-Elect Dan Malloy today announced that Jeannette DeJesús will join his administration in a cabinet-level position, as both the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Public Health and Special Advisor to the Governor on Healthcare Reform.
12/29/2010 Governor-Elect Malloy Statement on UConn Health Center Decision: Disappointed, But It's Not the End of the Road
  Governor-Elect Dan Malloy today released the following statement after learning that the University of Connecticut Health Center was not the recipient of federal funds under the Infrastructure to Expand Access to Care (IEAC) program.
12/6/2010 Governor-Elect Malloy Announces Policy Working Groups
  Governor-Elect Dan Malloy today announced the leaders of his policy working groups. These groups, which are still being formed, will work with Policy Transition Team co-chairs Linda Kelly and Joe McGee to gather input in specific policy areas.
12/2/2010 Governor-Elect Malloy Meets with CT Congressional Delegation
  Governor-Elect Dan Malloy, in Washington to meet with Obama Administration officials, including Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Energy Undersecretary Cathy Zoi, Governors and fellow Governors-Elect, met Thursday morning with the entire Connecticut Congressional Delegation in Senator Chris Dodd’s office in the Capitol.
12/1/2010 Governor-Elect Malloy Speaks with HHS Secretary Sebelius About UConn Health Center
  Governor-elect Dan Malloy met today in Washington with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to discuss the UConn Health Center, specifically the Infrastructure to Expand Access to Care (IEAC) program. This competitive grant program provides the UConn Health Center with the opportunity to achieve financial viability, increase access to quality health care for Connecticut's citizens, and produce thousands of permanent new jobs in Connecticut.
11/22/2010 Governor-Elect Malloy Names Transition Steering Committee, Personnel Committe, Policy Committee Leaders
  Governor-Elect Dan Malloy and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Nancy Wyman named the members of their Transition Steering Committee, as well as the members of their Personnel Committee and Policy Committee.
11/19/2010 Governor-Elect Malloy Meets with Governors Across the Country
  Malloy to discuss best practices, get advice from Governors of both parties
11/18/2010 Governor Elect-Malloy: None of the Forecasts Describe the CT I Want to Build
  Governor-Elect Dan Malloy today responded to an economic forecast presented at the New England Economic Partnership