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Tom Foley on Jobs

 


Focus on developing industries with high job potential

Connecticut's unemployment rate rose to 8.9% in January. Businesses and our young people see more opportunity elsewhere and are migrating out of state at an alarming rate. We can change this. Connecticut is rated one of the least 'business friendly' states in the nation. Our legislature keeps piling new and costly mandates on businesses causing some to leave and others not to come here.

As Governor, I will focus on attracting new businesses with highly skilled, high paying jobs to Connecticut. I will have the Governor's office and our state development agencies focus on the seven industries already identified as having high potential for Connecticut. The industries include:

  • Healthcare Services
  • Highly Engineered Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
  • Medical Devices
  • Alternative Energy Research and Development and Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
    Source: 2010 Gubernatorial campaign website tomfoley2010.com, "Plan" , Oct 9, 2010

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    Page last updated: Jan 09, 2014