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Marketing an individual company is obviously not the same as marketing an entire state. But according to Peter Denious, who in August was appointed...
The state Department of Economic and Community Development and the Connecticut Economic Resource Center are working on a statewide economic development plan "that people can believe in," said CERC President and CEO Peter Denious. "Our aspirations and goals are extremely ambitious.”
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.
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.