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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