About Glendowlyn Thames
As executive director of CTNext, Glendowlyn manages and oversees the array of strategic economic development programs focused on fostering entrepreneurship, startups and growth-stage businesses while cultivating a robust innovation ecosystem on behalf of the State of Connecticut.
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