More Connecticut businesses exporting; target markets changing

On Wednesday, May 22, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) will release results of its 2013 International Trade Survey of Connecticut Businesses. Sponsored by HSBC and McGladrey, the survey was emailed in March and April to 1,188 Connecticut businesses; 217 companies participated, for a response rate of 18%.

"We have been running this survey biennially since 2007 and have seen definite patterns develop--and some significant changes as well--over that period," says CBIA Vice President and Economist Peter Gioia.

Gioia, together with representatives HSBC, McGladrey, and the U.S. Department of Commerce, will share key findings and analysis from this year's survey at a free program this week. All attendees receive a complimentary copy of the full 12-page report.

2013 International Trade Survey of Connecticut Businesses

Wednesday, May 22

8:30 - 11 am

CBIA, 350 Church Street, Hartford

Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. Media wishing to attend this event should contact Joe Budd at or 860.244.1951.


CBIA is Connecticut's largest business organization, with 10,000 member companies.