September 5 Conference Features Economic Experts, Results of Annual Business Survey

Top business executives and leading economists look at what industries are growing, what's driving (and deflecting) business investment in our state, and how state fiscal policy impacts the strength and pace of economic recovery.

The Connecticut Economy: What Makes A Top State For Business?

Friday, September 5

8:15 am

Sheraton Hartford South Hotel (100 Capitol Ave, Rocky Hill)

This interactive program features Q & A and discussions of the state's competitiveness and its national rankings for business costs and climate including a presentation on the CT20x17 campaign, designed to make Connecticut a top 20 state to do business by 2017.

Results of the 2014 Survey of Connecticut Businesses will also be released, with a press conference to follow. We'll reveal:

  • The top business challenge for Connecticut companies in 2014
  • The #1 thing policymakers can do to boost the state's business climate
  • Where companies are making their biggest investments next year

Conference speakers include Steve Blazejewski, Global President, General Surgical Products, Covidien; James P. Torgerson, President and CEO, UIL Holdings Corporation, and President, The United Illuminating Company; and Joseph A. Kask, Office Managing Partner, BlumShapiro.

Also featured at the event includes a panel discussion on the state's economic outlook, and a report from the Connecticut Institute for the 21st Century on a framework for Connecticut's economic strategy and fiscal future.

This conference is sponsored by BlumShapiro, Ion Bank, and UIL Holdings, and presented by CBIA, the Hartford Area Business Economists, and the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford.

For a full agenda, click here.

Media wishing to attend should contact Meaghan MacDonald (860.244.1957;


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