The Hartford Courant urged the new Northeast Utilities (which merged with Boston-based NSTAR earlier this year) to continue supporting its current economic development programs, including CMSC.  The Hartford Courant noted the good work of CMSC in its editorial, saying, “Take, for example, Connecticut Main Street, a program dedicated to reviving historic downtowns around the state. Since it was founded by Mr. Fisher and others in 1995, it has triggered nearly $1 billion in investment in dozens of downtowns. Since 2007, despite the recession, downtowns with Main Street programs have seen a 20 percent increase in jobs, an 18 percent increase in new businesses and a 68 percent increase in private investment.”  Read the full editorial below.

New Northeast Utilities Should Stay a Player