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The survey found that 29 percent of business leaders have a positive outlook for their company, down from 37 percent in the first quarter.
Connecticut’s private sector has recovered 102 percent of jobs lost during the recession – the first net expansion of private sector jobs in 88 months.
Ken Comeau is replacing Philip Vogel as head of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association’s CBIA Service Corp. division.
Connecticut manufacturers will need to fill 13,600 positions by 2018 to meet growing demand, according to the survey.
The group’s five suggestions include modifying state employee retirement benefits and rebalancing long-term health care.
The Education & Workforce Partnership will work to close Connecticut's achievement gap while meeting the workforce needs of the state's businesses.
Frustration over a lack of detail leaves observers hopeful but wary.
March’s 4.8 percent unemployment is six-tenths of a point better than it was in March 2016.
According to the Connecticut Business & Industry Association/Farmington Bank survey, 40 percent of business leaders expected improved conditions for their firms, up from 26 percent the previous quarter.
Transportation revenues will take an increasing hit as gas tax funds continue to dwindle -- but selling tolls to consumers will be a tall order.
The state has now recovered 70 percent of the 119,100 jobs lost during the 2008-2010 recession -- slowest among the New England states and well below the national average of 182 percent.
Panelists at the annual Norwalk Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook and Development Review hedged their forecasts amid the uncertainty over the incoming Trump administration's policies.
For the first time, the group spent some $400,000 to support 15 candidates in the November election.
“Is it a cause for hope, concern, or seeing opportunities? Probably all three,” said Joe McGee of The Business Council of Fairfield County.