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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 900 jobs in November

The labor market in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk corridor shed 900 jobs last month, the largest number for Connecticut’s metro areas.

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.

DECD Chief David Lehman: ‘Amazing challenge’ to fix state’s woes, but...

“We are focusing on what money is going out and what we are getting in return,” the Greenwich resident says. “Ultimately it’s about the cost to the taxpayer – and I am certainly one of those."

Connecticut lost 1,500 jobs in May

Private-sector employment declined by 1,600 to 1,457,400 jobs over the month of May.

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.

$15 minimum wage could dampen business climate, some observers say

“Our business is growing – but I’m not sure if it’s going to continue to do so in Connecticut," says one Danbury business owner.

Connecticut gained 300 jobs in April

CBIA's Pete Gioia complained the job growth was "lethargic and is subpar" compared with New England.

Connecticut lost 500 jobs in November, but unemployment rate best in...

"It is clear that Connecticut’s labor market continues to tighten," said Andy Condon, director of the DOL’s Office of Research.

Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund has less than half its target goal

“It’s not like there’s absolutely no money in the Trust Fund,” says Eric Gjede of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association; however, he added, “It’s nowhere close to where we’d like it to be.”

Elections over, business leaders express optimism about climate ahead

Ned Lamont "understands the need for economic growth, and the huge burden he’s facing,” says Joseph Brennan, president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. “He’s going to need help.”

Three Fairfield County-based executives elected to CBIA board

"These individuals are among the state’s top business leaders and their experience will help us develop our policy agenda,” said CBIA president and CEO Joe Brennan.

CT unemployment dips to 4.2 percent

Connecticut’s unemployment rate improved even after it lost 500 jobs in September, according to the state Department of Labor.