Gov. Ned Lamont, left, with GE Appliances CEO Kevin Nolan in September 2021 on a tour of the Haier subsidiary’s new “CoCreate” innovation center in Stamford, Conn. The Lamont administration is committing $100 million to a new Innovation Corridor initiative with the goal of adding 15,000 jobs by drawing private investment.
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“After winning $64 million in legislative support for the “Innovation Places” initiative created by his predecessor, Gov. Ned Lamont is moving ahead with a $100 million “Innovation Corridor” initiative with loftier goals to match Connecticut and federal funding with private-sector investment. Lamont projects the Innovation Corridor initiative will support 15,000 new jobs over five years in higher-paying industries like artificial intelligence, life sciences or advanced manufacturing. The state Department of Economic and Community Development estimates Connecticut shelling out $9,000 for each job gained.” — CT Insider

Read more about this exciting program for CT cities as well as the Connecticut Communities Challenge program helping smaller communities:  Connecticut’s ‘Innovation Corridors’ slated to create 15K jobs. Here’s how it will work — CT Insider