Lending a helping hand to small businesses

May 5, 2017

On May 3, we passed legislation that would establish a small business hotline at the Department of Economic and Community Development where businesses will be able to get the guidance they are looking for on state programs and funding opportunities -- all from a live audience.

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Angel Investors Expansion Bill Passes House

April 18, 2017

Legislators in the House of Representatives recently voted in favor of a bill that expands access to the angel investor tax credit program to businesses in any industry, will help more small businesses gain access to the capital they need to grow and create jobs.

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Pay Equity Bill Passes House

April 13, 2017

The bill strengthens gender pay equity legislation on the books since 1963, and puts added pressure on a wage gap that costs Connecticut women an estimated $5.5 billion per year, said Rep. Robyn Porter, D-New Haven, House chair of the labor committee.

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Small Business Week

April 12, 2017

This week is National Small Business Week! Throughout this session, we have continued to support Connecticut’s small businesses by passing bills that provide them with the necessary tools and resources they need to succeed.

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