Hartford—State Rep. Christopher Davis (R- Ellington) has forged a stronger bond between local job creators and the state legislature through his new Business Advisory Council, a panel of business owners and executives he will rely upon to share their ideas, concerns and thoughts about Connecticut’s business climate.
“Unfortunately, the Connecticut state legislature has not always been kind to job creators and small business owners- especially recently,” said Davis. “With an economy that continues to struggle and a high unemployment rate we have to focus on working closely with business leaders and paying attention to their concerns and ideas.”
The first meeting of the council was held this week, and was attended by a number of local business leaders. Davis was joined at the meeting by a number of business leaders that were happy to have the ear of a local lawmaker. Discussion centered on taxes, regulations and access to a skilled workforce.
Davis said the bond between lawmakers and business leaders is more important than ever as the business community is becoming increasingly jaded from the actions inHartford. In the last year, the businesses have seen large tax increases and anti-business bills, such as paid sick leave, become law.
“I want business leaders to know that I’m listening, I’m all ears. I hope the Council is successful and I can take the concerns and ideas of the business community up toHartford,”Davis added.
In addition to the council,Davisis encouraging business leaders to take a survey that he has opened up to all East Windsor and Ellington-based businesses.
“The survey is a good way to determine the pulse of the business community,”Davissaid. “The more completed surveys I get- the better understanding I have of what is and isn’t important.”
Davis’ survey can be found at: http://cthousegop.com/davisbiz/
For information about Rep. Davis’ Business Advisory Council, please contact Jackie L. Effren at (860) 240-8343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.