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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.


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Peter Gioia

VP & Economist

860.244.1945 | peter.gioia@cbia.com | @CTEconomist

Pete Gioia manages CBIA’s research department, which provides in-depth economic and policy analysis and survey research assistance to CBIA’s legal, insurance, and human resources divisions and member companies.

He tracks Connecticut’s economy through surveys on such topics as manufacturing, training needs, information technology, credit availability, small business, business expansion, international trade, and education.

Gioia publishes numerous white papers and special reports on a variety of topics including tax policy, transportation, job growth, Connecticut’s economy, and state spending.

He is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars and is a frequent guest on media programs concerning business and political issues in the region.

Prior to joining CBIA, Gioia was a senior consultant with KPMG. He also was a researcher for The Futures Group and the Criminal Justice Education Center. Gioia was also a budget analyst for the Connecticut General Assembly’s Office of Fiscal Analysis.

Gioia holds a master’s degree with distinction in public affairs from the University of Connecticut and a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from Hobart College. Gioia was Connecticut Team Captain for USA*NAFTA.

He is a past president and member of the Hartford Area Business Economists and serves on the state’s Municipal Accountability Review Board.