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Bruhl discusses what he sees as the county’s strengths, the Business Council’s hopes for the state’s incoming governor – and how the state needs to look beyond its borders for more opportunities.
Rey Giallongo is also the vice chairman and a member of the board of commissioners of the Stamford Downtown Special Services District.
The commission's report also advocates raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, tightening union bargaining rules and cutting state spending by $1 billion a year while adding spending in cities and on transportation.
“We will struggle to grow by zero to 1 percent," forecasts Connecticut Business & Industry Association President and CEOJoe Brennan.
Frustration over a lack of detail leaves observers hopeful but wary.
Some high marks for the outgoing governor's attempts to fix the fiscal mess he inherited ... but actual accomplishments are few, according to observers.
Meanwhile, the Western Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau in Litchfield is hoping to persuade lawmakers to restore financing.
A state analysis found more than $40 billion in economic benefits could be generated by widening portions of I-95 and I-84 .
A panel discussion draws 120 to discussion of modern transportation and its effects on growth.