What are business leaders forecasting for Connecticut's economy? The U.S. economy?

Are businesses growing? Are profits up?

How do business leaders rate the performance of state lawmakers? What do they think are the priorities for the next governor?

Find out the answers to those questions and more when CBIA releases the results of the 2018 Survey of Connecticut Businesses September 7 at our annual The Connecticut Economy conference in Hartford.

Michael Brooder, Hartford office managing partner for Marcum LLP, leads a panel of business leaders in a deep dive into the survey results.

LoveSac chief financial officer Donna Dellomo, Fusco Corporation president Lynn Fusco, and People's United Wealth Management executive vice president John Traynor discuss the factors that are driving or hampering growth, hiring and investment trends, and the impact of federal tax and trade policies.

CTNewsjunkie.com editor-in-chief Christine Stuart moderates a panel of top state political experts as they explore the critical 2018 elections.

Quinnipiac University associate professor Rich Hanley, Sacred Heart University professor Gary Rose, and Southern Connecticut State assistant professor Jonathan Wharton break down the race for governor, the battle for control of the state legislature, and how federal issues impact those campaigns.

You'll also hear firsthand from small business leaders as they share their stories for navigating a dynamic economic climate, addressing workforce and workplace challenges, surviving and thriving in a supply chain, managing technology, and more.

CONNSTEP president and CEO Bonnie Del Conte moderates that panel, which features Bigelow Tea president and CEO Cindi Bigelow, OperationsInc. president and CEO David Lewis, and Sound Manufacturing president and CEO Kelli-Marie Vallieres.

And don't miss the opportunity to network with hundreds of business leaders from around the state.


Register now for this year's The Connecticut Economy, Friday September 7 from 8:30-11:45 am at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.