Category Archives: Economic Prosperity

Attracting, incubating and growing businesses in Downtown New Haven

Shared Consumer Worries

According to the National Retail Federation's STORES November 2016 edition, consumers have worries about the future.  

Topping the list of things that worry consumers are financial security and personal safety. Among business leaders, the top concerns are medical cost inflation and rising employee benefit costs. But one thing is keeping both groups up at night: cyber threats.

Such are the findings of the Travelers Risk Index, an annual survey conducted by Hart Research and commissioned by the Travelers Companies, released in late September.

As mobile devices, wearable technology, connected workspaces and smart homes become more common, 51 percent of consumers fear.

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Town Green Garners International Award

During its 62nd Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Atlanta this week, the International Downtown Association recognized Town Green District with a Certificate of Merit award for its work and initiatives related to Economic and Business Development.

The project, "Data: An Innovative Way to Convey a Compelling Success Story," was among 10 qualified entries in the category of Economic and Business Development. This category features projects and initiatives which deliver successful programs and strategies that have recruited new businesses or improved retention efforts in downtown, recruit new sectors of the economy to downtown, and/or create or enhance economic development efforts through creative.

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