Connecticut’s largest business association is launching a statewide advertising blitz to exert its voice in the political debate in the aftermath of the state’s primaries as the focus turns to the November elections. CBIA will on focus on raising public awareness of what it describes as the critical issues and challenges impacting the state’s economic […]
Unemployment in Connecticut nudged upwards in March from a month earlier, but remained slightly below a year ago. The state’s jobless rate of 5.7 was higher than the national rate of 5.0 percent and the highest in New England.
Nationwide, the regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed in March, according to the […]
The first thought that comes to mind when someone mentions health care is likely not “economic driver.” If a new marketing initiative by the Connecticut Health Council succeeds, that may be changing.
Newly launched in January 2016, the Connecticut Health Council’s “Did You Know” campaign is a multichannel content marketing program designed to raise awareness […]
When Eric Schultz began his keynote remarks, the President and CEO of Massachusetts-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care made sure to alert his audience to his homegrown pedigree. Whether his youth in the Naugatuck Valley, college years (five of them) at UConn, or graduate work at Yale contributed to Harvard Pilgrim’s more-than-solid inaugural years doing […]
Nearly two-thirds of Connecticut companies surveyed by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association report that they pay their employees for one or two days of volunteerism, another 17 percent offer three or four paid days, and 10 percent offer five or more paid days for employees to engage in community service activities.
That data was […]
Connecticut’s state government has been working diligently to boost manufacturing and manufacturers in the state, but the latest statewide survey suggests there remain significant obstacles on the road to realizing the goal of growing and sustaining a vibrant manufacturing sector.
Among manufacturers, 94 percent handle their production in Connecticut, according to the just-released 2015 Survey […]
Nearly 60 percent of businesses in northwest Connecticut project an increase in total sales revenue in 2015, according to a new survey, although fewer than half of the businesses surveyed (46 percent) anticipate higher pre-tax profits next year.
The 2014 Survey of Northwest Connecticut Businesses, conducted by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association […]
The good news: three times as many Connecticut businesses say they are growing rather than contracting, innovation and investment in technology is strong and three-quarters of manufacturers surveyed say they are exporting. Those are among the lead findings in a survey of Connecticut businesses conducted by BlumShapiro and the Connecticut Business and Industry Association.
Eight in ten Connecticut companies that have invested time and money in “going green” say the effort has been worthwhile, citing benefits on the bottom line as well as improved employee morale, public image, and client/customer relationships. According to a new survey, the main barrier to going green is cost, the factor cited by […]
Business confidence in both the U.S. and Connecticut economies slumped in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a survey released by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA). The organization’s Quarterly Economic Survey: Fourth Quarter 2012 found that more than half (52%) of surveyed business leaders expect the state’s economy to […]
“Manufacturing is vital to Connecticut’s economic health and future. Now, after decades of uncertainty, the state’s manufacturers could be entering a new era of opportunity. Employment is rising, companies that moved overseas are returning and continuous improvement initiatives are helping many manufacturers hone their operations and enhance competitiveness.” That assessment, from the Connecticut […]