Rep. Carter, along with Rep. Smith and U.S. Senator Blumenthal, took a small business tour through downtown Danbury last week to see firsthand how small businesses are faring in the area. The lawmakers were joined by several local business leaders who were eager to share their perspective on how the business climate and State economy are influencing their operation. The group met at Danbury CityCenter before visiting Naugatuck Valley Community College, the Danbury Palace Theater and Restaurante Mitad Del Mundo II.
Rep. Carter had the opportunity to speak with Senator Blumenthal about various State matters, including SB 238, which aims to expand the Learn Here, Live Here Program. He also remarked to Senator Blumenthal about the need for legislators to do more to improve the business climate in the state.
Rep. Carter has made private sector job creation a priority during his first term in the legislature. He has tirelessly advocated for reductions to business taxes and fees and the elimination of burdensome business regulations. He has also opposed legislation, such as the unprecedented paid sick leave law passed last year, which hurts small businesses.