Spurring Job Growth Is Major Priority in CT

January 8, 2017


For local legislators, it’s all about jobs.

Seven years after the end of the state’s recession, Connecticut has yet to recover all the positions it lost during the economic crisis. To finally achieve sustained growth, southwestern Connecticut legislators in their return to Hartford last week said creating confidence in state government is vital.

“I think we’re on a positive trajectory,” said Rep. William Tong, who is co-chairman of the state’s Commission on Economic Competitiveness. “But I’d like to try to speed up our job growth. Business confidence is extremely important because if people are confident they make investments and take risks.”

For more on the issue of job creation, read this Stamford Advocate news story.