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No Estamos Haciendo Buen Señor Survey Says Hispanics Faring Very Poorly In Connecticut

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ispanics are among the fastest growing minority groups in the U.S., buoyed by both native births as well as legal and illegal immigration. In Connecticut, Hispanics make up 15% of the population – 500,000 residents, but it turns out the Nutmeg State is just about the worst place in the nation for them. WalletHub, an online news and data site, reviewed the 50 states and D.C. to determine how Hispanics have integrated into

American society state by state. The survey looked at seventeen “indicators” including English proficiency, educational attainment, school test scores, high school graduation, home ownership, voter registration, income, employment, labor force participation, poverty rate and business ownership. Connecticut’s score, ranking 49 th in the country overall, is driven by poor educational integration and economic integration. Home ownership in the state was the lowest in the nation, median income 49 th, math and English test scores 46th and the state came in 47th in attaining Bachelor’s degrees. Connecticut’s Hispanics may not realize how poorly they’re doing compared to their peers in other states since Connecticut ranked 25th in “Cultural Integration.”

Connecticut Hispanics fare poorly in business ownership and sixteen other indicators compared to peers in other states.

Things aren’t much better for Hispanics elsewhere in New England with Massachusetts [51] and Rhode Island [50] being the only states that trailed Connecticut in the ranking. Vermont ranked 2nd and New Hampshire 14th, but they are home to very few Hispanics,

The Sun to Rise in The Far East

in 2020 and will include 200,000 square feet of gaming space, 1,500 hotel rooms, retail outlets and an entertainment arena at a cost of $1.8 billion.

Even as the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casino managements continue their search for a new off-reservation location for another casino, Mohegan Sun is planning on a $5 billion casino at the Incheon Airport [Korea].

Card Player magazine reports that in a nod to a growing medical tourism industry in Asia, the complex will also include medical facilities for cosmetic surgery.

The Inspire Resort, a partnership of the Mohegans and the Airport, is being built to reach the giant and what the tribe is calling the “underserved” Chinese and northern Asian market. The casino will be built on an 800 acre site owned by Incheon Airport. The project’s Phase One is expected to open

Here in little ol’ Connecticut, the tribes have reopened the RFP process, and extended the previously announced December 15 deadline for choosing a site. Advocates for a third and off-reservation casino claim that more than 9,000 jobs could be lost to the three casinos planned for Massachusetts.

The Korean connection for Mohegan Sun: a $5 Billion development at the Incheon Airport.

with the Hispanic population of Vermont and New Hampshire falling around 1% and 3% of their populations respectively. California, with 15 million citizens of Hispanic background, slightly more than non-Hispanic whites, came in at only 37th overall in the ranking.

Bradley Goes International Again Aer Lingus Debuts Service To Ireland WINDSOR LOCKS: After an absence of eight years, Bradley Airport is dusting off its international terminal again. KLM and Northwest Airlines abandoned their flight to Amsterdam in 2008 as the economy on both sides of the Atlantic cratered due to the financial crisis. Connecticut provided $9 million of “guarantees” to Aer Lingus to “back stop” any potential loses to encourage the new service to Ireland. Service has begun four days a week and is expected to expand to daily in the Spring. Consumers will see a cost of approximately $300 each way and business class a little more than double that. Chances are good that voters will support the subsidy as nearly one in five [18%, 700,000] of Connecticut residents have Irish heritage. The U.S. has approximately 35 million people of Irish ancestry. The population of Ireland is 6.4 million including Northern Ireland [4.6 in Ireland, 1.8 Northern Ireland], and has grown significantly from 2.8 million in 1960, but has yet to reach the pre-famine level of 1840, of 8.6 million people.

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Business New Haven September October 2016  
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