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The Connecticut Business & Industry Association is the voice of business in Connecticut, with thousands of member companies championing change at the State Capitol, shaping debate about economic competitiveness, and fighting for a better future for all.


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2017 Hartford-New Haven-Springfield Business Survey

The Greater Hartford, New Haven, and Springfield metropolitan areas represent one of the highest potential economic growth regions in the...

2017 Survey of Connecticut Businesses

CBIA and BlumShapiro's 16th annual Survey of Connecticut Businesses marks a period of both tremendous uncertainty and opportunity for the...

Second Quarter 2017 Economic & Credit Availability Survey

As concerns grow over the state’s budget stalemate, fewer Connecticut businesses expect growth according to the results of a new...

First Quarter 2017 Economic & Credit Availability Survey

 Connecticut businesses continued to maintain a cautious outlook in the first quarter of 2017, according to the 2017 CBIA/Farmington Bank...

2017 International Trade Survey of Connecticut Businesses

International trade has historically been a mainstay of Connecticut companies large and small. This year, with the dawn of the...

Fourth Quarter 2016 Economic & Credit Availability Survey

Optimism grew among Connecticut businesses in the fourth quarter of 2016 according to a new survey released March 2. The...

2016 Survey of Northwest Connecticut Businesses

More than 220 companies were surveyed in the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce and CBIA’s fifth biennial survey of businesses...

Third Quarter 2016 Economic & Credit Availability Survey

About half of Connecticut business leaders expect stable economic conditions for their firms over the short term, according to a...

Second Quarter 2016 Economic & Credit Availability Survey

About half of Connecticut business leaders expect unchanged conditions for their firms over the short term, according to a new...

2016 Survey of Connecticut Businesses

Now in its 15th year, CBIA and BlumShapiro’s Survey of Connecticut Businesses examines the near-term outlook, profitability, export activities, workforce...

First Quarter 2016 Economic & Credit Availability Survey

Nearly 50% of Connecticut business leaders expect business conditions to remain stable, while 30% anticipate improvement for their firm over...

Fourth Quarter 2015 Economic & Credit Availability Survey

Almost 90% of Connecticut business leaders anticipate continued modest growth in their businesses this year, according to a survey released today....

2015 Connecticut Corporate Giving Survey

This past summer, when Hallmark announced the closing of its Connecticut distribution center and its relocation to Missouri, the loss...

2015 Survey of Connecticut Businesses

Now in its 14th year, this annual report by CBIA and BlumShapiro examines the near-term outlook, profitability, export activities, workforce,...

2015 International Trade Survey of Connecticut Businesses

Exporting is a vital component of Connecticut’s economy. What are the issues, challenges, and prospects for companies engaged in international trade?...

2015 Hartford-New Haven-Springfield Business Survey

Together, the Greater Hartford, New Haven, and Springfield metropolitan areas represent one of the highest-potential business centers in the nation....

Second Quarter 2015 Economic & Credit Availability Survey

Five-plus years after the end of the recession, Connecticut’s economy remains in a pattern of slow growth, according to a...

First Quarter 2015 Economic & Credit Availability Survey

Taxes, finding new customers, and hiring qualified employees are the top current concerns for Connecticut businesses according to the 2015 CBIA/Farmington...

Fourth Quarter 2014 Economic & Credit Availability Survey

Almost 90% of Connecticut business leaders say state tax policies are important factors for making investment and location decisions according...

2014 Survey of Connecticut Businesses

BlumShapiro and CBIA proudly present our 2014 Survey of Connecticut Businesses. Now in its 13th year, this collaborative research effort...

2014 Survey of Northwest Connecticut Businesses

The Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce and the Connecticut Business & Industry Association are pleased to collaborate on the fourth...

Second Quarter 2014 Credit Availability Survey

Connecticut businesses are feeling a bit more upbeat about their ability to secure credit over the near-term according to the...

Second Quarter 2014 Economic Survey

More than three-quarters (84%) of Connecticut business executives expect conditions for their firm to improve or remain stable over the...

Fourth Quarter 2013 Economic Survey

Business executives across Connecticut seem somewhat more hopeful regarding conditions for their firms, their industries, and the state and national...