Apr 16, 2021
States all across the country are re-thinking the future of their economy after the many shifts brought on by COVID-19. Today we get the opportunity to speak with David Lehman with Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development to find out what his goals are as commissioner and find out why he’s optimistic about the future of our state.
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What we discuss on this episode:
0:49 – What his department focuses on
2:37 – The current business environment in Connecticut
4:50 – Attracting good students to CT
7:16 – What businesses would you like to attract?
11:10 – More positive news than being promoted
12:29 – Housing opportunities
14:37 – Attracting insurance companies
16:24 – Brownfield development
19:58 – Trade schools
20:50 – Financing a business
21:44 – Lack of new office space
24:37 – Reasons to be optimistic as a citizen of CT