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In addition to the Stamford executive, the CERC board voted to add leaders from Eversource, Avangrid Networks, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and Quinnipiac University.
The state Department of Economic and Community Development and the Connecticut Economic Resource Center are working on a statewide economic development plan "that people can believe in," said CERC President and CEO Peter Denious. "Our aspirations and goals are extremely ambitious.”
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.
David Lehman, a managing director at Goldman, will serve both as the state’s new commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development and as the governor’s senior economic adviser.