Northeastern Connecticut’s plans for reinvigorating the local innovation economy will move forward as the result of a grant announced today by The CTNext Program. The Northeast Innovation Hub has been awarded a $50,000 grant, the maximum amount offered, to jump-start the development of Northeast Connecticut’s “innovation places.”
State Senator Mae Flexer led passage of the innovation economy law passed this year, which includes the creation of “Innovation Places.”
Rep. Susan Johnson joins legislative colleagues in hailing the announcement that more than $7 million in state funding has been approved for affordable housing in Windham, continuing the momentum of downtown Willimantic’s revitalization and providing for safe and affordable housing for residents.
Representative Susan Johnson helps cut the ribbon on the launch of the second Higher Edge site in the state at Eastern Connecticut State University. Higher Edge is a college completion organization serving more than 200 students in high school and college. It is an organization solely dedicated to college completion for low-income and first-generation, college-bound students.
State Senator Mae Flexer (D-Danielson), state Representative Susan Johnson (D-Windham) and state Representative Linda Orange (D-Colchester) today applauded the State Bond Commission’s approval of a $650,000 grant-in-aid for streetscape improvements in the Town of Windham.
The funding will also be used to construct a band shell on the town green.