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News from State Senator Terry Gerratana

June 29, 2016

Capitol address
Legislative Office Building
Room 3000
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

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Senator Gerratana

Capitol: 860-240-0584
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420




Working to Support Connecticut's Bioscience Startups

I recently had the opportunity to visit the incubator space at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain where a number of small startup companies are working to develop their products.

Connecticut is a state with a long history of innovation, and it is critical that we bolster our economy by encouraging innovative startups. This year, I joined my Democratic colleagues in the General Assembly to pass a new law that leverages innovation and entrepreneurship for jobs in the new economy. This new law uses our economic strengths--a highly educated and productive workforce, top-tier universities and existing businesses--to capture future job growth at startups and expansion-ready companies.

A central feature of this new law is that resources will be made available to New Britain and other communities to develop "innovation places." These innovation places will be incubators, coworking spaces, and similar facilities that are conducive to the establishment and growth of small bioscience or technology startup companies. I was greatly encouraged by the entrepreneurial spirit I witnessed at CCSU, and look forward to seeing it expand and take hold throughout our state.

Meeting with Parents of Children With Disabilities

I recently visited Good Cause Gifts in Berlin to speak with the parents of children with disabilities. I answered questions and provided an update on the status of legislation and existing services that support these families and their children.

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Senator Terry Gerratana, Legislative Office Building, Room 3000, Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Capitol telephone: 860-240-0584, or Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

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