With the state economy showing signs of stability and growth, what's next for Connecticut exporters?

What effect has the global economic slowdown had on international trade?

Where are the hottest markets now and in the next three years?

Get answers to these and other questions at the release of the 2015 International Trade Survey of Connecticut Businesses, with results and analysis from Connecticut Business & Industry Association economist Pete Gioia on Thursday, May 21.

2015 International Trade Survey of Connecticut Businesses Results

Thursday, May 21

Registration starts at 9 am (speaking program begins at 10 am)

CohnReznickFirst Floor Training Room, 350 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Survey results will be followed by presentations on trade services from Santander and CohnReznick.

Nearly 6,000 state companies export, achieving record levels in 2013 with trade in commodities reaching $16.5 billion. These companies also contributed to an all-time high of $2.3 trillion in U.S. exports that same year.

The International Trade Survey of Connecticut Businesses provides a comprehensive understanding of the current export environment, barriers to growth, and the risks and rewards for businesses in the state.

This year's survey is sponsored by Santander and CohnReznick. It is also made possible by the U.S. Department of Commerce (Middletown Office), and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

Media wishing to attend the event should contact CBIA's Meaghan MacDonald (860.244.1957; meaghan.macdonald@cbia.com).

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CBIA is Connecticut's largest business organization, with 10,000 member companies. For more information, please contact Meaghan MacDonald (860.244.1957; meaghan.macdonald@cbia.com) or visit the CBIA Newsroom.