CBIA’s 2021 Survey of Connecticut Businesses—the 20th annual edition, made possible again this year through the generous support of Marcum LLP—captures how companies are adjusting to one of history’s greatest disruptions. While the pandemic is far from over, employers are cautiously navigating a fragile, uncertain recovery.

This year’s survey offers a series of powerful insights, not only into the challenges facing the recovery, but the opportunities for the state’s economy, job growth, and our communities if policymakers commit to rebuilding Connecticut better and stronger than ever.

CBIA mailed and emailed the 2021 Survey of Connecticut Businesses to more than 3,000 top executives throughout the state from Aug. 4 through Sept. 8. 

The majority of surveyed firms are small businesses—82% employ less than 50 people, with 9% employing 50-100 workers, 6% between 100 and 249, 2% 250 to 499, while 1% of respondents employ more than 500 employees.

The survey’s response rate was 20.4%, with a margin of error of +/-1.4%.