While fresh in our minds, I’d like to weigh in on the decision by GE to move its corporate headquarters to Boston. This not good news for Connecticut, but rather than policy makers pointing fingers at each other and joining in the “blame game”, we should stand back and look at what GE is saying.
Let’s take the time to understand what GE is saying and not saying as it announce the relocation of it corporate offices. GE is moving to Boston as much if not more than it is leaving Connecticut. Let’s understand why this move is happening without succumbing to the political hyperbole. Read more to see what CTC is proposing as a Public Policy Agenda for 2016.
Connecticut will not be Boston. We will not have the scale or the critical mass. But that doesn’t mean we can’t learn about what is important to companies like GE, and apply those lessons learned to our midsized companies. Let’s understand what our scale and critical mass can support.
What we know we need to do based on GE’s announcement is:
Interestingly, if you go to the CTC Growth Agenda, the Public Policy Agenda for 2016, which was developed by the CTC Public Policy Committee under the leadership of Frank Marco and Frank Milone, you will see that we are already advocating for all of these issues. CTC and others will have to redouble its efforts not only for the upcoming legislative session but for the year ahead.
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