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STATE SENATOR

Cathy Osten

Getting Results

Welcome to Eastern Connecticut!

Those of you who know me know that I am one of the loudest cheerleaders for eastern Connecticut that you will ever meet. It is where I was born and raised, where my parents owned two restaurants that I worked at, and where I now live and work. Eastern Connecticut is a great place to raise a family and earn a living.

I’d like you to take a moment and watch this video produced by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut which is now online and has received nearly 400 views in just the past week. It’s a great marketing tool for people looking to move to Connecticut, and it’s a great reminder for those of us already living here how lucky we already are.

Eastern CT

New jobs don’t just happen in big cities; they’re available in small towns all across Connecticut, and especially here in eastern Connecticut.

According to the most recent jobs report, the eastern Connecticut region of Norwich/New London has seen 2.9% private-sector job growth over the past year – an additional 2,900 new jobs. There was 10% growth in the construction industry, 9.1% growth in manufacturing, 5.7% growth in professional and business services, and 3% growth in leisure and hospitality jobs.

Eastern CT

Even better, eastern Connecticut has the second-lowest unemployment rate in Connecticut – just 3.7% -- which is better than the national average of 3.9%!

I’ll continue to tout the good news that is economic opportunity and job growth in eastern Connecticut, because residents and residents-to-be need to know all the great things this region has to offer!