While Connecticut’s economy started to contract in 2022, the Constitution State is still maintaining positive momentum in several sectors. Insurance and financial services remain a primary driver while the manufacturing and life sciences industries continue to grow. ASML, Nuritas, GE, Stifel and Sikorsky have all announced projects in the past year. Connecticut was also recently ranked third in the nation for information technology leadership by the Center for Digital Government. The organization noted the state’s strong culture of innovation with high-performance solutions in all aspects of operations, governance and administration.
Urban and Industrial Site Reinvestment Tax Credit: Offers a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on qualifying projects with a minimum of $5 million in distressed communities and $50 million in all other communities.
Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund: A $200 million, 10-year program that offers focused financial assistance to startups, early-stage businesses, nonprofits and accredited universities.
Angel Investor Tax Credit: Offers $25,000 or more in a qualified Connecticut business, equal to 25 percent of the investor’s cash investment when at least $25,000 is invested in qualifying businesses.
Digital Media Tax Credit: Offers a tax credit of up to 30% on qualified digital media and motion picture production expenses, up to $1 million or more.
Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
Metro Hartford Alliance
Connecticut Economic Development Association
In August 2022, the state started 19 job training pro- grams funded by CareerConneCT, a $70 million program to help people whose employment was impacted by the pandemic get back to work. It offers reskilling opportunities in manufacturing, information technology, healthcare and other sectors.
15 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in state, including:
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process
Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:
Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns. They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning. Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process. This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented. If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form. The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.
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Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations.
Limited space available.
10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS
General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.
The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.