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CTData in Action: MetroHartford Progress Points

In post-conference feedback that I've received, a few people have asked me to share examples of how others in the state have used ctdata.org. Since our next conference is not for a few months, I wanted to take this opportunity to share an example.

A couple weeks ago, a network of nine organizations, including the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, released the 2016 Edition of the MetroHartford Progress Points. The report looks at ...

Fiscal Situation of our Municipalities, part two

In our March story, we summarized a study done by the New England Public Policy Center, “Measuring Municipal Fiscal Disparities in Connecticut.” In that story, we covered how the fiscal disparity was calculated for all towns in Connecticut. Now, we’ll look at the state’s role in providing assistance to towns.

What this story covers:

  • Distribution of state non-school grants
  • What percentage of fiscal gap filled by non-school grants?
  • What are the fiscal disparities ...

Business Formations in Connecticut

The Secretary of the State, Denise Merrill, is proud to partner with the CT Data Collaborative and provide to the public unprecedented free access to robust business registry data. In addition to making the data public through exploratory, web-based visualization tools, CTData presents a few of the interesting trends in the story below. As we build out the portal, we will continue to examine the trends in the data and share the stories.

What Businesses ...

Fiscal Situation of our Municipalities

With each passing day it seems the headlines in the papers highlight a worsening fiscal situation for the state. This begs the question: What does it mean for our towns?

This is the first in a series that will examine the fiscal situation of municipalities. There have been several statewide initiatives to examine fiscal challenges facing both the state and towns. Our goal is to highlight the major findings from these initiatives and reports; expand ...

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