When I arrived in Hartford in 2011, the state was reeling from the recession and its economy, already weak, has shed thousands of jobs. I immediately committed to helping the economy grow, seeking greater business diversification and supporting our core industries.

Since then, I’ve assumed a leadership role in promoting emerging industries which offer good-paying, growing job prospects, such as bioscience and green energy. I’m Co-Chair of the Legislature’s Bioscience Caucus which has focused state efforts on the many startups and clinical enterprises which are in the vanguard of precision medicine. I’ve also been the champion of the solar industry, electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cells and energy storage.

I’ve been an active member of both the Advanced Manufacturing and Tourism Caucuses. There are hundreds of precision manufacturing companies in our state that have benefitted from State programs I supported for training and capital investment. Tourism has been underfunded historically and we’ve worked with municipalities to promote Connecticut’s natural and cultural assets integral to our quality of life.

Additionally, I’ve been working on a plan to create good-paying jobs by improving the state’s aged, deteriorating infrastructure.

  • I’m in consultation with the Governor’s Office on a WPA-like jobs program which would put people to work restoring our ancient transportation, energy, water and housing infrastructure.
  • Such a large-scale jobs effort will create a ripple of ancillary business activity -- lifting the entire economy, while making our state a more attractive place to start and grow businesses.
Endorsed by the CT Realtors Association, and by CBIA when they’ve endorsed candidates, the business community recognizes my commitment to fostering a diversified, growing business environment which will restore our state’s economic vitality.

 

Such a large-scale jobs effort will create a ripple of ancillary business activity -- lifting the entire economy, while making our state a more attractive place to start and grow businesses.
Endorsed by the CT Realtors Association, and by CBIA when they’ve endorsed candidates, the business community recognizes my commitment to fostering a diversified, growing business environment which will restore our state’s economic vitality.

"In your time in the legislature, you have shown a strong commitment to promoting an environment where companies can compete, attract much-needed investment to our state, and drive economic growth and job creation."
Connecticut Business and Industry Association 2108 Endorsement of Jonathan Steinberg
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COVID has had a huge impact on our citizens. We need strong leadership and experience from our legislators to assure that our economy is restored as quickly as possible.

"In your time in the legislature, you have shown a strong commitment to promoting an environment where companies can compete, attract much-needed investment to our state, and drive economic growth and job creation." 

Connecticut Business and Industry Association 2108 Endorsement of Jonathan Steinberg

COVID has had a huge impact on our citizens.  We need strong leadership and experience from our legislators to assure that our economy is restored as quickly as possible