HARTFORD, CT -- With billions of dollars in federal funding on the line, the state has committed $500,000 to boost participation in the 2020 Census, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz announced Thursday. That will be matched by another $500,000 in philanthropic funding and more than $400,000 from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
HARTFORD, CT -- The administration of Gov. Ned Lamont pledged $500,000 Thursday in discretionary state funds for community outreach in the 2020 census, answering a challenge from philanthropic foundations ready to provide a matching amount. The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving already has committed to give more than $400,000 to local groups. With the state funds and charitable match, the available resources for outreach in the hard-to-count tracts will be at least $1.4 million. Jay Williams, the president of the foundation, said the announcement Thursday was “absolutely a step in the right direction.” He said community foundations from New Haven, Waterbury, New Britain, Fairfield County and eastern Connecticut were contributing.
HARTFORD, CT -- Lamont signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Workforce Council, an effort to deliver on a campaign promise to bring new methods and energy to workforce development, a buzzword that suggests a holistic approach to what once was called job training. It is tasked with expanding the workforce, then matching supply with significant demand. Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Presidetn Jay Williams was appointed one of twenty-three council members.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Connecticut Data Collaborative’s annual gathering will include Census tools demos, policy discussions, a Census 2020 interactive workshop, and more.
HARTFORD, CT -- Eastern Connecticut manufacturing jobs grew four times as fast as the rest of the state between 2015 and 2019, the Connecticut Business & Industry Association is reporting. Two-thirds of all statewide manufacturing job growth during that period took place in the eastern region's 41 communities, ranging from Lyme to Stonington in the south to Union and Thompson in the north.