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Connecticut releases specifics about small business bridge loans

“We believe this program provides the quick, short-term financial assistance (small businesses and nonprofits) need to maintain operations and weather this storm," said Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman.

CBIA confirms CEO Joe Brennan’s retirement after news leaks at Hartford...

A spokesman confirmed to the Business Journal that the exec will exit in late June – an official date has yet to be determined – and that the CBIA’s board of directors’ search for Brennan’s replacement is already underway.

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.

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."

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.

Connecticut lost 400 jobs in February

Despite the revised data, the state unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent.

Mixed reaction to Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposal

Among those criticizing aspects of the new governor's plan: Hospitals, accountants, and Republican lawmakers.

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.

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.

CBIA ups pair of executives to lead government, manufacturing efforts

Eric Gjede has served as counsel and assistant counsel at the group for the last five years, while Eric Brown has spent over 24 years there as counsel and senior counsel on such issue areas as manufacturing, energy and transportation.

CBIA economist Pete Gioia retiring

Since joining the organization in 1989, Gioia managed CBIA’s research department, delivered over 200 pieces of testimony to the Connecticut General Assembly and led over 130 major conferences.

CBIA, CONNSTEP join to bolster manufacturing in Connecticut

The affiliation will allow the organizations to work collaboratively with manufacturers, broaden efforts to meet their needs and bolster the advancement of the manufacturing industry.

Legislature orders more study of fiscal stability commission’s recommendations

"The legislature once again focused on short-term budget fixes rather than on long-term structural reform," said Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth co-chairs Robert Patricelli and Jim Smith.