Connecticut continues to face serious economic and fiscal challenges.
Only by restoring Connecticut’s competitiveness can good jobs be created, economic growth sustained, and fiscal responsibility restored. Our challenge is to build a stronger, more competitive Connecticut where:
- Small businesses, manufacturers, and large corporations are all able to succeed in regional, national, and global economies.
- Employers can offer and sustain the high wages and benefits that raise the standard of living and provide a dependably good quality of life for all residents in the state.
- A high-performing education system,modern infrastructures, equitable tax and regulatory policies, and a streamlined and efficient state government boost business confidence and economic performance.
- Our greatest strengths—such as skilled workers, core industries, and advanced manufacturing—are made stronger, and innovators are encouraged to grow new businesses, products, and services.
Connecticut has only scratched the surface when it comes to supporting economic growth and a rising standard of living for all residents. Failing to create this more competitive Connecticut will consign the state to a future of low-cost, less productive industries with declining wages and benefits.
Priorities for 2013
A Sustainable State Government
A streamlined, affordable, and efficient state government and equitable state tax policies will boost business confidence, job creation, and Connecticut’s economic performance.
More Competitive Business Costs
Employers need the costs and conditions that will allow them to keep offering the high wages and benefits that raise the standard of living and provide a good quality of life for all state residents.
A Stronger Connecticut
Connecticut’s greatest assets—its skilled workers, core industries, and advanced manufacturing—need a high-performing education system, moderninfrastructures, and an environmentthat promotes innovation.