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In This Report, You’ll Learn
How Connecticut’s changing population is affecting employers.
Which work supports are benefiting Connecticut families.
Poverty reduction efforts that are already underway.
Which national and state-level reports informed this publication.
This report maps out the findings and recommendations of groups in various sectors — government, business, philanthropic and nonprofit — that have examined what it will take to build a stronger Connecticut. It calls for new policies and ideas that will foster collaboration and improve the well-being of all residents, including the state’s low-income working families.
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The bottom line? Connecticut needs new mechanisms for change
This publication draws from a collection of 18 reports that consider Connecticut’s challenges and offer recommendations for strengthening the state’s future. Many of these reports come to similar conclusions, and they issue a collective warning that Connecticut — stymied by a lack of concerted action — is losing time as well as ground.
Findings & Stats
A New, Expanded View
To ensure the state’s long-term economic health, Connecticut leaders must expand the number of issues that they consider to be directly tied to the state’s economic success.
A Chorus of Voices
To strengthen its future, Connecticut must ensure that a broad range of stakeholders have a seat at the planning table.
A successful economic development plan for Connecticut must aim to both reduce poverty and revitalize the state’s core cities.
Statements & Quotations
The state of Connecticut is facing enormous challenges arising from a global economy, shifting demographics and growing income disparities.
Our public policies must acknowledge the real and significant connections among children, families, business, the workforce and Connecticut’s economy.
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