Sen. Linares: Thursday Event to Focus on CT Manufacturing Jobs

January 28, 2013

On Thursday, Jan. 31, Sen. Art Linares will participate in a special forum regarding the future of manufacturing, entitled “The Problems and Possibilities for Manufacturing in Connecticut.”

The forum will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

The forum will consist of a presentation by Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith regarding a report concerning advanced manufacturing in Connecticut.

Sen. Art Linares (taking the oath of office at the State Capitol on Jan. 9) says his focus in Hartford is small business job creation and reducing the cost of doing business in Connecticut.Sen. Art Linares (taking the oath of office at the State Capitol on Jan. 9) says his focus in Hartford is small business job creation and reducing the cost of doing business in Connecticut.

The second part of the forum will be a roundtable discussion including CEOs of dozens of small manufacturers throughout the state, sponsored by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) and the New Haven Manufacturers Association.

“I’m looking forward to Thursday’s presentation,” Sen. Linares said. “My priority as state senator is to promote policies which help create jobs, and job creation for small manufacturers has got to be our focus.”

Sen. Linares urged area residents and business owners to contact him with their thoughts and comments on job creation and pro-business policies at [email protected] or at 800 842 1421.

Sen. Linares has proposed and co-sponsored a variety of measures designed to improve the state’s business climate, including the elimination of the state’s business entity tax. He serves as ranking member of the legislature’s Banks Committee and also serves on the Commerce Committee.

Sen. Linares (www.senatorlinares.com ) represents the 33rd Senate District, which encompasses Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook.