The Connecticut Business & Industry Association is the voice of business in Connecticut, with thousands of member companies championing change at the State Capitol, shaping debate about economic competitiveness, and fighting for a better future for all.
Creates the Office of Workforce Strategy under the Department of Economic and Community Development for administrative purposes. The office would coordinate across all agencies, Workforce Investment Boards, and boards for workforce development initiatives.
Extends the manufacturing apprenticeship tax credit to all trades that have a registered apprenticeship program as well as allows the credit to be taken by pass-through entities.
Creates a manufacturing technology working group—led by CBIA affiliate CONNSTEP—to ensure that manufacturers in the state have a clear road map for the lean application and integration of Industry 4.0 technology into their product development and production processes.
Creates a grant program to provide $100,000 per year for five years to researchers involved in science, technology, engineering or math-related research in the state. The purpose is to encourage technology start-up companies in the state.
Requires the DECD to create a grant program for women and minority businesses.