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Lehman’s tenure at Goldman Sachs, which coincided with the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis, had been the subject of much debate.
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.
“These are areas that can’t grow by themselves – they need private investment," says Betsy Paynter, executive director of redevelopment agency CityCenter Danbury.
Among other initiatives, the report recommends improving the regulatory process, supporting mixed-use development opportunities around transit, and strengthening cooperation with the town’s two universities.
The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) has been recognized as one of the state’s top economic development programs.
Recently released findings from a state-wide consumer confidence survey have found that respondents who agree (strongly or somewhat) that the Connecticut economy is improving has dropped, yet a large percentage of residents said it is unlikely they will leave the state.