CBIA this week released its endorsements of state Senate and House candidates for the November 6 Connecticut General Assembly elections.
All 187 seats in the General Assembly are up for election this year.
"This is a critical election for Connecticut and we believe voters must choose candidates who understand the urgency facing out state, said CBIA president and CEO Joe Brennan.
"Lawmakers face multi-billion dollar budget deficits in the next legislative session. The decisions they make to resolve those deficits will have an enormous impact on our economy."
Brennan noted that opinion polls consistently show Connecticut voters are most concerned about the state's sluggish economy and job growth.
"The candidates we've endorsed understand Connecticut needs an environment where companies can compete, attract much-needed investment to our state, and drive economic growth and job creation," he said.
"We urge voters to look beyond the rhetoric and vote for candidates who will help make Connecticut a true destination state—a place where companies want to invest and where people want to live, work, and raise a family."