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CT Economic Update 2018

April 20, 2018
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Aqua Turf Club
556 Mulberry Street
Plantsville, CT 06479-1853

The outlook is bright for General Dynamics Electric Boat, with employment levels at a 25-year high as the Groton-based submarine maker ramps up to meet a surge in demand.

Hear from EB president Jeffrey Geiger on how the company is addressing growth, the impact on the supply chain, and his perspective on managing workforce development challenges.

Network with other business leaders, hear from top state and national economists, get the latest on the state's fiscal issues, plus an inside look at the state Capitol and the coming elections from our media panel.

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7:30 am: Check-in & Networking Breakfast

8:30 am: Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Joe Brennan, President & CEO, CBIA

8:40 am: Keynote Address

  • Jeffrey Geiger, President, General Dynamics Electric Boat

9:30 am: Networking Break

9:45 am: The Search for Fiscal Stability & Economic Growth

  • Moderator: Peter Gioia, Vice President & Economist, CBIA
  • Jim Glassman, Managing Director & Head Economist, Chase Commercial Banking
  • Nandika Prakash, Senior Economist, Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development
  • A.E. Rodriguez, Professor & Chair, Department of Economics and Business Analytics, University of New Haven
  • Ryan Sweet, Director of Real-Time Economics, Moody’s Analytics

10:45 am: View from the Press Gallery

  • Ken Dixon, Capitol Bureau Chief, Hearst Connecticut Media
  • Christopher Keating, Capitol Bureau Chief, Hartford Courant
  • Christine Stuart, Editor-in-Chief,

11:30 am: Adjourn

The Connecticut Economic Update 2018 is presented by CBIA and made possible through the generous support of Chase Commercial Banking.