State Representative Fred Camillo (R-151) attended the July meeting of the Connecticut Commission on Economic Competitiveness which was established last year to advance positive solutions for the state’s economy and will spur economic activity and improve job opportunities.
The Commission is made up of legislators along with the leaders from the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), CT Voices for Children, The Business Council of Fairfield County, AFL-CIO, the Commissioners of Revenue Services and Economic & Community Development and other stakeholders.
“I remain committed to finding responsible ways to promote and assist Connecticut businesses, and look forward to working together with the other members of this Commission to push our state forward and boost the economy,” Camillo said. “Connecticut can, and must, overcome this crisis of confidence so that it can return to an economically powerful state.”
The Commission will analyze state policy on business and industry and recommend steps to enhance Connecticut’s competitiveness and promote economic growth.
One of the main topics covered during the commission meeting was the new CT 500 Project which is an economic initiative passed this session which pushes for a pro-growth strategy of 500,000 new private sector jobs and 500,000 new residents in the next 25 years.
The Commission will provide the legislature direct input as to how to best align competitiveness goals with tax and fiscal policy. The needs of small and large businesses, tax policy, and legislative recommendations are among the items that will be addressed by the Commission.