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The Connecticut Economy

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Hartford Marriott Downtown

200 Columbus Blvd

Hartford, CT 06103-2807

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What are business leaders forecasting for Connecticut’s economy? The U.S. economy?

Are businesses growing? Are profits up?

How do business leaders rate the performance of state lawmakers on the economy and job creation? What are their priorities for driving economic growth?

Find out the answers to those questions and more September 6, when we release the results of the 2019 Survey of Connecticut Businesses.

A panel of business leaders takes a deep dive into the survey results, examining the factors that are driving or hampering growth, hiring and investment trends, and the impact of federal tax and trade policies.

Quinnipiac University professor Chris Ball explores how companies are navigating the U.S. trade wars with China, the European Community, and other countries and the impact on the state's economy.

You'll also hear firsthand from a panel of experts on strategies for recruiting and retaining millennial workers.


7:30 am | Check-in & Networking Breakfast

8:30 am | Opening Remarks

  • Joe Brennan, President & CEO, CBIA

8:40 am | Navigating the Trade Wars

  • Christopher Ball, Director of the Central European Institute, István Széchenyi Chair in International Economics, Quinnipiac University

9:25 am | The Millennial Workforce: Recruiting & Retention Strategies

  • Moderator: Linda Olbrys, Vice President, HR Partnerships, CareerCurve

  • Charles Botts III, Project Director, Career Team

  • Christina Semenza, Group Talent Acquisition Manager, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

10:25 am | Networking Break

10:45 am | Results: 2019 Survey of Connecticut Businesses

  • Moderator: Michael Brooder, Hartford Office Managing Partner, Marcum LLP

  • Jessica Rich, Managing Partner, VP of Business Operations, The Walker Group

11:45 am: Adjourn

The Connecticut Economy is made possible through the generous support of Marcum LLP and Eversource Energy.

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