I recently attended the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Hartford Region Open Choice Program hosted by the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC). The event commemorated the contributions of the founding districts: Farmington, Simsbury, South Windsor, and West Hartford.
This week I joined Congressman John Larson at Associated Supermarkets in Hartford as he announced the Promise Zone Job Creation Act. This bill would provide tax credits to businesses who hire residents of Promise Zones, which are geographic areas in need of economic revitalization.
On Thursday I held a meeting along with local business and development organizations to discuss a proposed Bonding Education Program in Hartford. This program would help minority and women-owned businesses secure government contracts.