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Old 10-15-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Southwestern Connecticut
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Waited a few days but saw no posts here about it. This is just a rumor but the Courant and NBC Conn. have also picked up on it; citing the below source.

Touchdown! NBC Sports Looking at Stamford. Move Would Bring 1,000 Jobs. — Daily Ructions

I'm sure most of the people currently working there will keep jobs and make the commute, maybe a shorter commute for some. It would give closer access for CT residents at any open positions that do become available. Not sure if any subsidy would be needed but the film credits should be enough.

Hope this happens and hope most of those employees would take the train (thinks increased traffic on 95).
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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First I've heard of it (given how many Westchester County people commute over the state line to Stamford, including myself some of the time, this would sometimes be in the local news here). Thanks for noting!

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Old 10-16-2011, 12:11 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Once again, I ask where are the "concerned" former residents who run in here to report every three layoffs? You would think they would be blaring this message from the rooftops and sharing our good fortune as a state...
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Southwestern Connecticut
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Also nice to see Electric Boat getting another contract for $429 Million from the Navy. Seems slowly but surely there's good news touching all parts of the state.

Courtney: $429 M Contract For EB - Courant.com

The legislature is going to have a special session for jobs on Oct. 26th. I kind of have an itch that there will be another announcement or proposal for a business to move to CT but not getting hopes up. I do hope they change some laws to help current business in state to pay the bills (especially small biz who are having the most trouble). It's going to be a tough winter for some.
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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This is great news, but the idea of 1,000 more cars on the road in gridlocked Fairfield County is scary.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:10 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Its mildly good news, and much better if CT gets them and they stay at minimum 20 years. Most of the 1,000 as OP said will be reverse commutes, not new jobs open, until turnover occurs. In this economy, turnover rates are far lower than 3 years ago. So that is why the bar for relos coming from the next county or two conducive to reverse commutes should be IMO 20 years. By that time, over 1/2 the 1,000 spots would have opened and been refilled at least once, and that is real people-oriented economic growth. Short-term it only helps the Grand List.

The focus of every states Economic Development on relos, should always be focused on corps many hundreds of miles away, as those create real job openings en masse.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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The focus of every states Economic Development on relos, should always be focused on corps many hundreds of miles away, as those create real job openings en masse.
So if a company sprouts up in Stamford and has 1,000 job openings, you don't think applications will pour in from all around the country/world? They won't just hire CT residents. And I disagree with you on turnover. People don't stay at jobs anymore for 25 years. They go where the money is. So 5-10 years down the road, these 1,000 jobs will be a HUGE plus for the economy here...that is, before you factor in 1,000 extra cars on 95!
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:16 PM
 
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So 5-10 years down the road, these 1,000 jobs will be a HUGE plus for the economy here...that is, before you factor in 1,000 extra cars on 95!
Metro North, car pooling, and the possibility of future employees residing in Stamford...so 1,000 extra cars won't happen.

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Old 10-16-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: NJ
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kidyankee, NYC firm with 1,000 emps at most will create 200 openings short-term. The deal should be structured based on new jobs filled by Ct residents, not overall headcount. It appears the Economic Development folks in Ct think the nation ends after Manhattan. I'll applaud them when they relo a corp from the South, Midwest, or West, but not from 25 miles away. They have just created 800 plus reverse commutes.
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:25 PM
 
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They have just created 800 plus reverse commutes.
That will spend lunch money in the CBD, pay income taxes, not use as many services, that will keep local property taxes lower because they are keeping office buildings on the tax rolls. Besides I'm pretty sure the state can't say "these jobs have to be CT residents" legally.
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