In the latest issue, Erica E. Phillips writes about CT’s career and technical education programs and the Taylor Swift Ticketmaster debacle.
Erica E. Phillips
Erica covers economic development for CT Mirror. Before moving to Connecticut to join the staff she worked in Los Angeles for public radio’s Marketplace and, before that, for the Wall Street Journal's L.A. bureau. She grew up in Minneapolis, MN, graduated from Haverford College and earned a master’s in journalism from the University of Southern California.
Sema4 closes CT labs, cuts hundreds of jobs
CT loaned Sema4 millions to help build two labs and create hundreds of jobs. Now it is closing its CT labs and still owes $11 million.
More students, companies are pursuing apprenticeships in CT
Technical education is gaining ground in CT as popular opinion shifts on the value of a four-year college degree. But competition is fierce.
CT’s Richard Blumenthal beats Leora Levy for third term in U.S. Senate
Sen. Richard Blumenthal will serve a third term in the U.S. Senate after beating Leora Levy, his Trump-endorsed Republican challenger.
On Balance: Unions talk organizing in CT
In the latest issue, Erica E. Phillips writes about the labor movement brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Balance: Can manufacturing make a comeback in CT?
In the latest issue, Erica E. Phillips writes about military contracts and apple picking, and wants your thoughts on manufacturing.
In eastern CT, Electric Boat military contracts launch economic boom
Submarine work is on the upswing once again, and eastern CT — with 41 towns and a population of roughly 435,000 — is steadying for the boom.
On Balance: The offline economy in Connecticut
In the latest issue, Erica E. Phillips writes about what internet access means for the economy and gives an update on job gains and losses.
Amid bleak reports, Stefanowski says CT’s economy is broken
The gubernatorial candidate is campaigning on a plan to fix Connecticut’s economy. But first, he has to convince voters it’s broken.
On Balance: Health care is a business, in CT and across the U.S.
What hospital M&A means for care, a U.S. Treasurer from CT, and a new question for you.
Lamont, Stefanowski diverge on outlook for CT businesses
The gubernatorial candidates aligned on challenges facing businesses but have different ideas for solving them.
On Balance: Who can afford CT?
Takeaways from the Connecticut Economic Development Forum, this morning’s inflation numbers, and a new question for you.
Job growth in CT is lagging. What do experts suggest we do?
The gap between job growth in Connecticut and national job recovery since the pandemic recession is expected to widen, a think tank found.
On Balance: Why do job numbers matter?
I’ve heard from several readers about my August 18 piece, “CT lags national trend in pandemic jobs recovery.” So let’s talk about the jobs report.
Rural CT coalition opposes Catholic hospital takeover of Day Kimball
Rural residents want state to reject proposed merger, citing Catholic directives that could limit reproductive, gender-affirming, end-of-life and other services.