Business/Labor/ Economic Development

Urban Expert Calls For “Inclusive Growth”

by Allan Appel | Apr 20, 2018 7:49 am | Comments (6)

Allan Appel PhotoIt was a mistake for New Haven to pursue, along with Bridgeport, old ideas of economic development, like the elusive goal of attracting Amazon’s second headquarters with large tax incentives.

But the two cities should continue working together and through other regional partnerships—along with new approaches—so that economic growth and social equity can grow hand in hand in Greater New Haven.

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Development Commish Sees The Upsides

by Paul Bass | Apr 19, 2018 4:33 pm | Comments (14)

Paul Bass PhotoNew Haven has hundreds of new apartments that most people can’t afford to rent? Not to worry — other rents may go down as a result. And no one’s being displaced.

An out-of-town company bought a local factory and is sending its workforce to Meriden? Not to worry — the workers will keep their jobs, and a new owner will bring more jobs than before the local factory.

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Hairstylist Connects With Her Roots

by Mercy Quaye | Apr 17, 2018 1:15 pm | Comments (3)

I was 10, maybe 11 when I got my first Vigorol Liquid Relaxer.

For most Black girls before Y2K this was a right of passage and a privilege. In hindsight I can’t fully wrap my head around why: It’s like we were all lining and signing up for the risk of chemical burns in exchange for a weak guarantee of straight hair. And at the age of 11, that cost-benefit analysis didn’t add up for me.

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