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Connecticut business groups seek $70M for small businesses

Thirteen of Connecticut’s largest business groups have sent a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont and the state’s legislative leaders seeking the creation of a new, $70 million small business grant program.

Connecticut added 26,500 jobs in July

The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk corridor grew by 9,200 net jobs in July, a 2.7% increase.

Lamont extends workers’ comp to frontline employees, but not everyone is...

“Even if it is more expensive,” declared State Sen. Julie Kushner (D-Danbury), “that’s the cost of doing business.”

CBIA’s Brennan praises CT Gov. Lamont for ‘very good job’ in...

In light of the crisis, Brennan reversed previously announced plans to retire.

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.”

CT added 2,800 jobs last month; unemployment rate unchanged

“If this pace of job recovery continues, we will get to full recovery by early 2020,” says Pete Gioia, economic adviser of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.

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.

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.

Up for debate again: Tolls on Connecticut roads

Democrats and Republicans are essentially split on whether bringing tolls back is the best way to address the state's transportation needs.

Business leaders: Uncertainty, unsettled issues cloud 2018 forecast

“We will struggle to grow by zero to 1 percent," forecasts Connecticut Business & Industry Association President and CEOJoe Brennan.

CBIA: Latest CT jobs report indicates ‘full-blown crisis’

“We need bold reforms to jumpstart our stalled economy, and we need a retooling of our jobs pipeline,” CBIA economist Pete Gioia said.

Mary Kay Fenton elected board chair of CBIA

Fenton is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Achillion Pharmaceuticals in New Haven.

Connecticut lost 6,600 jobs in October

Connecticut has recovered 72.5 percent of the jobs lost in the recession, well behind the recovery rate of many states.

Charter Communications to build 500,000-square-foot HQ in Stamford

The 500,000-square-foot, 15-story headquarters will be at 406 Washington Ave.

CBIA survey: High costs, legislative unpredictability hurting business

Sixty-five percent of respondents expect profits this year (compared with 66 percent last year), 24 percent say they will break even (17 percent), and 11 percent forecast losses (17 percent).