Happy New Year! As we move forward into 2024 and reflect on the last year, let’s take some time to celebrate our state’s victories and successes! If you (like me) want to head into the new year focused on hope for the future, then why not look back at some of the positive news stories?
Here’s the countdown (albeit arbitrary ranking) of my favorite pieces of CT news from last year:
The title pretty much says it all. Even though it goes into effect in 2024, I’m including it in my 2023 recap. The gist is that fewer claims from injuries on the job have been filed over the years and thus companies have been saving. Some of this is due to the hard work manufacturers invest in to make jobs safer. Businesses have more funds to put back into their workforce and business. Win-win!
The future undoubtedly needs to be green, so learning that students at UConn are taking charge of this initiative is great news. In short, this is a two-year initiative working in tandem with the government and businesses to help train current and future engineers. Connecticut’s manufacturing sector is strong, and it’s great to hear of people pushing things forward with strong initiatives to remain competitive as a state.
This deal is unprecedented in what it’s accomplishing. Although it’s worth reading the entire article for the whole breakdown, in total this bill would mean funding and investments for the three Connecticut defense companies, support and more money for the 9,000 sailors and officers based in New London, and continued support for this type of research. Lots still to be figured out and approved, but this is the start of a big win for everyone in defense throughout the entire supply chain.
Ok so I’m cheating a bit with this one because it’s a video and a series, not just one article. But hear me out! It’s so refreshing to see a government official who goes online to help keep us up to date on the news in a fun and upbeat way. Not only is Connecticut the only state to have a Chief Manufacturing Officer, but you can see the passion and energy Paul has for his job and helping his state.
If you take one thing away from his series, please let it be this: consider following Paul’s LinkedIn or other social media page of your choice. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something new and share some of his excitement.
Each of these news features from 2023 reflect commitments from federal and state legislators to keep the manufacturing industry strong in Connecticut. The Connecticut Manufacturer’s Resource Group and its parent company, Web Savvy Marketers (www.websavvymarketers.com), are equally committed.
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