Connecticut's Economy: Back to the Future

November 19, 2013
Indian Harbor Yacht Club, 710 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT 06830

"How Did Rich Connecticut Morph Into One Of America's Worst Performing Economies?"

That is the question Forbes magazine posed recently, in an article that has attracted enormous attention from Hartford to every corner of Connecticut and well beyond, as the State grapples with fiscal challenges and a stagnant job market and the nation struggles with a fragile economic recovery and political dysfunction in Washington D.C.

Wiggin and Dana is pleased to invite clients and friends to discuss this provocative article with its author and a panel of leading voices on Connecticut's economic and fiscal future:

  • Jim Powell, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and author of the Forbes article
  • Representative Brendan Sharkey, Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives
  • Representative Gail Lavielle, Ranking Member of the General Assembly's Commerce Committee
  • Peter Goia, Vice President and Economist at the Connecticut Business and Industry Association

We will address the long-term trends that have made Connecticut a challenging place to do business with a focus on the paths available to improve the State's fiscal and economic outlook.