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    1. As Bradley International Airport looks to expand its footprint, it might also look to change its name - Hartford Courant

      As Bradley International Airport looks to expand its footprint, it might also look to change its name - Hartford Courant

      It is too early to say when a name change proposal might be made, Dillon said. But any study might include determining how well travelers — especially those from the West Coast or from abroad — know the location of Bradley, a key factor in attracting bookings.  Right now, 40 percent of traffic at Bradley originates outside of the Hartford area, Dillon said.  Dillon said one option might be keeping the Bradley name, but pairing it with a geographical name. That happened, he said, in a New Hampshire airport where he was once director. In 2006, the name of Manchester Airport was ...

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    2. New England governors create regional energy pact.

      New England governors create regional energy pact.

      Energy costs in New England are too high in large part because there isn't enough transmission capacity to get electricity, natural gas and developing renewable energy sources such as hydro from there to here efficiently.  The burdensome energy costs in turn have made the region less competitive from an economic development standpoint. Those costs have been somewhat of a job-killer.  In a promising new development, the governors of the six states are betting that the logjam can be broken if energy infrastructure is expanded on a collaborative regional basis and costs are shared.

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    3. Red Carpet Sendoff For Bradley's New Direct Flight To L.A. - Courant.com

      Red Carpet Sendoff For Bradley's New Direct Flight To L.A. - Courant.com

      It's not every day passengers depart from Bradley International Airport down a red carpet to the plane, balloons decorating the gate and a Hollywoodesque arch to pose under for pictures.  But yesterday wasn't an ordinary day for Bradley.
      Tuesday morning marked American Airlines' inaugural nonstop flight to Los Angeles, sent off down the runway with water cannons spraying over the plane, after speeches by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and officials from American Airlines and the Connecticut Airport Authority.

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    4. More traffic coming to New England's Knowledge Corridor. - Courant.com

      More traffic coming to New England's Knowledge Corridor. - Courant.com

      The Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership is a collaboration of planning, business, tourism and educational institutions that work to advance the region's economy. Formed in 2000, the partnership has done a lot of block-building work in marketing, business development, advocacy and research. To take one innovative example, the partnership developed a web-based program called InternHere.com, which connects local college students with internships at employers in the region.

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    5. Northeast Utilities has changed its economic development philosophy, but not necessarily for the better. - Courant.com

      The company's economic development and community relations department had a small core of bright people who founded, funded or otherwise got the company involved in such initiatives as the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership, Connecticut Main Street Center, Community Builders Institute, Bradley Development League, MetroHartford Alliance and Team New England. The company is a longtime major supporter of the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, the state's marketing arm.

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    6. Bradley Hires New Route Development Director

      The state has hired a marketing and route development director for Bradley International Airport to succeed Kiran Jain, who left last December for a similar job at a bigger airport in India. Luis E. Perez of Houston, whose experience includes roles in public and private airport management in the U.S. and abroad, held senior marketing jobs with the Houston Airport System, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, which announced Perez's appointment this week. DOT operates Bradley, which is New England's second biggest airport.
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