Connecticut Association of Smaller Manufacturers 2013 Legislative Agenda
Connecticut Association of Smaller Manufacturers(CASM) is comprised of the Smaller Manufacturer’s Association of Connecticut (SMA), the New Haven Manufacturer’s Association (NHMA) and Manufacturers Education and Training Alliance (METAL) of Bridgeport and collectively represents over 300 companies and more than 10,000 employees.
Connecticut and its Manufacturing community continue to face numerous challenges in our state, our nation and around the globe. Connecticut manufacturers are adapting to these changing and trying times and our manufacturers are competing in markets around the world. In order for our manufacturers to continue to stay not only viable but to grow, as a state we must encourage and support that growth.
TheConnecticut Association of Smaller Manufacturers encourages you to work with us to:
1. EDUCATION - Continue to improve education for career ready opportunities which equals JOBS creation. Manufacturers continue to work with students and educators k-12, Vo-Tech, the CTCC system and beyond to support programs such as STEM, Dream It, Do It and other programs which prepare students for career ready opportunities.
2. FISCAL POLICY - Reduce the cost of doing business by NOT increasing taxes or adding unfunded mandates, especially on Health Care which has a negative effect on job creation.
3. ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT/REGULATION - Reduce the cost of doing business by streamlining the environmental permitting process and reducing the cost of energy.
4. Government PARTNERSHIP: