Highlights & Stuff ...
(8-20-14) Connecticut Race for Governor Centers on the Economy - WSJ
(8-7-14) Millenial Boomtowns: Where the Generation is Clustering (It's Not Downtown) - dispelling the myth of where young adults want to live.
(8-4-14) Each $1,000 Increase in Price of a New Home Forces 206,000 Prospective Buyers Out of the Market Across the Nation - New NAHB study demonstrates the impact that fees, taxes and regulatory costs have on potential home buyers; The variables of median home prices, incomes and housing supply determine local/state impacts - study breaks down the impact by states.
(7-31-14) Connecticut's Debt Rating Remains Negative - As reported in The Commercial Record, a major rating agency says, "the state's budget relies on one-time fixes and ... the state's economic recovery [is] 'slow and uneven.'"
(7-29-14) Governor Candidate Tom Foley (R) Has a 9 Point Lead Over Incumbent Dan Malloy (D) - according to new internet poll.
(7-29-14) Building Code-Fall 2014 Career Development Schedule Announced - these are the classes paid for by the building code education fee added on to all building permit applications.
(7-28-14) See Who Is Donating to CT's Congressional Candidates - The CT Mirror.
(7-23-14) Best and Worst States for Small Business - CT earns a grade of "D" - Message: Make things simpler, lighten up on the rules and regulations, from zoning to licensing, that permeate our lives. See the Commercial Record report on the same survey.
(7-18-14) Public Sector Hiring Lowers Jobless Rate to $6.7% - CT Mirror - Ct added 1,700 jobs in June: 1,200 in the public sector, only 500 in the private sector.
(6-25-14) CNBC - America's Top States for Business 2014 Ranking places Connecticut at number 46, down 1 slot from 45 last year. ... that's the wrong direction.(6-18-14) Why Look for the NGBS Green Certified Mark? - Cindy Wasser, Home Innovation Research Labs
(6-12-14) State's Economic Growth Lackluster in 2013 - CBIA
(6-10-14) What's Behind the Walls of the Connecticut Show Case Home in Norwich? Open House for builders and the public, Sat, June 14, 10:00 am - 12 noon (radio spot).
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