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ALMANAC New Commander for Warfare Center Groton: Just about one year ago,

Connecticut saw an uptick in new residents for a net inflow in 8 of the 10 years from 2005 to 2014. UWDC and bringing a flag officer back to Submarine Base New London.” Adding, “Rear Admiral Pitts is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and has served with distinction over the past three decades.” Among the responsibilities of the Center is developing the use of the Navy’s growing fleet of unmanned vehicles.

Less Likely To Be Murdered in CT the Navy opened the Undersea Warfighting Development Center. Rear Adm. James Pitts is taking over command of the Center from Rear Adm. Jeffrey Trussler. Congressman Joe Courtney said, “Admiral Trussler had a huge challenge coming into the role, both in starting up the

New FBI crime statistics reveal that violent crime is not only down in many regions, but at its lowest since 1974 in the Nutmeg State, leaving overall crime at its lowest since 1967. Connecticut saw the second most dramatic drop in violent crime of the 9 states boasting such decreases at 8.5%. According to the FBI, this

“includes a 2.6 percent decrease in rape, an 8.8 percent decrease in robberies, and a 10.1 percent decrease in aggravated assaults.” State officials also note that Connecticut’s prison population is also at a 20-year low. No word on whether retirement-reducing and housing-market-crashing white collar crimes are on decline, though.

Maybe We’re Not Completely Terrible A new study of data by the Connecticut Data Collaborative tracks the net migration of people moving into and out of the state. According to a close reading of the data, Connecticut saw an uptick in new residents for a net inflow in 8 of the 10 years from 2005 to 2014. According to one of the discussion leaders of the Collaborative’s new forum discussing

the issue, Thomas J. Cooke, Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut, “international migration is a key component driving Connecticut’s numbers – including a net inflow of working age college graduates.” The new forum will look at some of the key issues often discussed in relation to Connecticut’s population, including whether millionaires are fleeing the state with all of the college-aged youth, and what role taxes play in migration. The Connecticut Data Collaborative is a public-private partnership “that advocates for the public availability of open and accessible data.”

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Business New Haven September October 2016  
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