Over 150 companies responded to the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce and CBIA's sixth biennial survey of regional businesses.

Those companies represent a wide range of businesses and nonprofits in both size and industry sectors. They reported on company performance, regional issues, the near-term outlook, the economy, workforce, and growth prospects and challenges.

Many of the concerns shared by Northwest business leaders are also reflected in CBIA's statewide surveys.

However, certain challenges, including maintaining and growing the region’s manufacturing base, finding skilled workers, and attracting and retaining young workers appear more acute in the region.