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.   

December 21, 2007

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How Connecticut’s changing population is affecting employers.

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    Which work supports are benefiting Connecticut families.

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    Poverty reduction efforts that are already underway.

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    Which national and state-level reports informed this publication.

Key Takeaway

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

Statements & Quotations