CT is home to many large businesses but the backbone of every town and city in America is small local businesses. The state understanding this has created the Small Business Express Program, but only businesses in two towns in Litchfield County have taken advantage of the program as of yet. The Winchester Economic Development Council got the word out
Lamont and Lt. Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz held the hour-long, closed-door meeting at their former New Haven campaign headquarters on the second floor of 85 Willow St. in New Haven with New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, Waterbury Mayor Neal O’Leary, and Stamford Mayor David Martin.
Join us in East Hartford on November 27th for this always timely session. This workshop will prepare you and your town for the cybersecurity challenges that local governments are facing across the state. This workshop will help municipal personnel understand the vulnerabilities and threats to business operations and make employees aware of their responsibilities and accountability when using a computer on a local government network.
The improvements in the revenue will reduce the strain on the next two-year budget by $600 million. Overall tax receipts will approach $16.44 billion this fiscal year. That means the two-year deficit Gov.-elect Ned Lamont will inherit will improve from $4.4 billion to about $3.8 billion. It also means Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is leaving Lamont with $2.1 billion in the Rainy Day Fund.
Economic growth picked up speed in CT in the spring, the U.S. Depart. of Commerce reported, offering a glimmer of hope that will require more evidence over time that the state has emerged from a decade-long downturn. The CT economy grew 3.1 percent in the second quarter, up from 1.1 percent in the first quarter.