Contact: Andrew Ammirati
June 12, 2012
State Senator Gayle Slossberg (D-Milford) announced passage of a landmark Jobs Bill that will bolster the economy by supporting small businesses, growing jobs and fostering pride in Connecticut-made products and state tourism treasures.
The priority legislation of today’s special session was the highly anticipated Jobs Bill, which will expand state workforce and small business development programs, provide incentives to hire post-9/11 combat veterans, promote Connecticut’s economic and cultural assets, and seek to reward businesses that are willing to relocate jobs from overseas back to Connecticut.
“This bill shows that we in Connecticut mean business about nurturing job growth,” Sen. Slossberg said. “Our jobs programs that we created in October are already making a difference in the lives of small business owners and job seekers around the state. Of all the expansions and new initiatives outlined in this bill, I am particularly pleased with jobs program targeting returning combat veterans. One of the wisest investments we can make as a state is in the talented military men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
One of the hallmarks of the October Jobs Bill was the Small Business Express program, which set aside $100 million in state loans and grants over two years for small manufacturers, especially those in precision manufacturing, business services, green and sustainable technology, and bioscience and information technology.
The new Jobs Bill:
Legislative Office Building
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
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