A program created by the General Assembly this year has awarded grants to new entrepreneurs. CTNext chose 12 projects for grants to support local strategic planning efforts to develop destinations for entrepreneurs and talent in Connecticut.
A $24,000 planning grant has been awarded to the Danbury Hackerspace. The non-profit corporation was founded in 2012 to assist start-up businesses by providing office space, equipment and other support. The makerspace has 3D printers, prototyping tools, a mockup studio, a common work area, program space and co-working space.
Danbury state Representative Bob Godfrey championed this bill and says it will help increase economic development opportunities throughout Connecticut. He says the state needs to continue to build up and support new and existing businesses and in the process create jobs.