Manufacturers Focus On Changes Needed in Connecticut Government
NEW HAVEN- The New Haven Manufacturers Association will kick off its 2012-2013 fiscal year Sept. 20 with an insider’s report on the future of Connecticut’s economy and business environment.
Brian Renstrom of BlumShapiro will present “The 21st Century Project - Business Working To Affect Change in Connecticut Government,” at noon Sept. 20 at The Graduate Club, 155 Elm St.
Renstrom, who is partner in charge of the firm’s business consulting services group, will discuss the findings of the Connecticut Institute for the 21st Century, a nonprofit group that is conducting in-depth analyses of state government and economics in Connecticut. BlumShapiro has taken a leading role in producing the institute’s reports.
“This information is extremely important, and Connecticut manufacturers will find it very compelling,” said Tony Rescigno, a member of the board of directors for NHMA and president of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce. “We want manufacturers to know there is a group that is reporting on state government operations. If manufacturers agree with these reports, they should jump on board as advocates.”
Renstrom will talk about the work of the Connecticut Institute for the 21st Century, which has produced reports on long-term care and Medicaid spending; prisons, probation and parole; state pensions and benefits; and spending by municipalities. The institute is looking at big spending areas within the state and bringing a business perspective on how the state can become more effective and efficient within those areas.
Renstrom will provide an update on actions state officials have taken on the institute’s recommendations as well.
The members of the New Haven Manufacturers Association employ more than 12,000 people throughout southern Connecticut. The association provides both manufacturing and non-manufacturing members with a forum for networking and information exchange, education about topics relative to industry, and strong advocacy at the state legislature and among area city and town governments. The association also has formed partnerships with other business associations to promote manufacturing awareness, education and growth throughout the region. Please visit www.newhavenmanufacturers.com