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Reactions to Lamont’s speech, budget: Good, but room for improvement

On tolls, Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick said the governor “needs to once and for all just give it up. He’s changed positions so many times, and the way it stands now it’s not going to make anywhere near the money that’s needed.”

CBIA to state legislators: Prioritize job creation and economic growth

“The main focus of this legislative session must be on making it easier for employers to grow in Connecticut as opposed to what we’ve seen over the last several years, with new costs and mandates hampering much-needed growth," says CBIA president and CEO Joe Brennan.

Connecticut gained 100 jobs in December

CBIA's Pete Gioia called the job gains "a fairly weak number."

CBIA offering identity-theft protection service to small-business members

“Identity theft continues to expand at an exponential rate,” says CBIA Service Corp. President Ken Comeau. “This growing threat has resulted in an increased demand for quality identity monitoring and restoration services.”

Connecticut shed 1,500 jobs in October

The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk corridor in September added 700 jobs last month.

Manufacturing, government must unite to improve business climate, speakers at CT...

According to CBIA/CONNSTEP’s first Connecticut Manufacturing Report, issued at the 2019 Manufacturing Summit, workforce tops manufacturers' concerns, with 60% of poll respondents saying it was their most significant need – and 56% saying it was “difficult” to both find and retain young workers.

Connecticut added 3,600 jobs in September

Private-sector employment is up by 10,500 seasonally adjusted jobs over September 2018. The state Department of Labor also revised the August job gain of 2,800 down to a gain of 1,200.

CBIA survey finds sales and profits up, but pessimism remaining strong

CBIA President Joe Brennan said, "State policymakers must acknowledge these very real concerns."

Overtime spending by CT state agencies up in fiscal 2019; ‘huge...

The largest year-over-year increase was at Emergency Services & Public Protection, whose total overtime rose by $6.5 million – 33.1% -- to nearly $26.3 million.

State budget finished, but work may just be starting on outstanding...

Highway tolls and whether or not to expand state-sanctioned gambling are still unresolved.

Connecticut lost 1,300 jobs in March

"How many more jobs do we have to lose before the legislature changes its direction?" asked CBIA's Pete Gioia.

Connecticut lost 400 jobs in February

Despite the revised data, the state unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent.

CBIA study finds most CT businesses apprehensive over paid medical and...

However, most businesses polled by the CBIA were not concerned over the impact of a minimum wage hike.

CT added 1,000 jobs in January; 2018 employment data revised downward

"We need to create a state where businesses are growing and investing," said CBIA's Pete Gioia.

CBIA issues policy priorities for this year’s legislative session

"Connecticut has to build upon our many strengths and not allow bad policy choices to slow us down," says the organization's President and CEO Joe Brennan.