Connecticut Democrats divulge the findings of their roundtable on job growth at a press conference in Hartford on February 2nd.
The Majority Leaders’ Job Growth Roundtable consisted of legislators, academics, and members of the business community and was led by Majority Leader Denise Merrill and Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney. The group has released a report containing recommendations including tax credits, green job investments, energy efficiency and leveraging private capital that will be turned into legislation for the upcoming session.
Watch a video clip, Matthew Nemerson speaks at Maj. Leaders’ Job Growth Roundtable presentation of findings, 2/2/2010:
The key recommendations: (details can be found in the full report at www.housedems.ct.gov/jobgrowth/)
Invest at all stages of business growth, utilizing bonding, investor tax credits, state pension funds and private equity funds
Reinvigorate industry clusters
Provide export assistance to companies
Realign selected tax credits
Create a more seamless, easily accessed government process
Invest in mass transit
Incent energy efficiencies and green energy job creation
Educate a workforce for in-demand jobs
Other related links:
House Demorats, announcement: Agenda for Job Creation and Prosperity
MAJORITY LEADERS’ JOBS GROUP ANNOUNCES PLAN TO JUMP-START JOB CREATION AND POSITION CONNECTICUT’S ECONOMY FOR LONG-TERM GROWTH Among Group’s Recommendations: Realignment of Tax Credits, Investment in Green Jobs and Energy Efficiency, Smarter Government, and Leveraging Private Capital for Entrepreneurs