Joan Hartley

State Senator

Joan Hartley

Chief Deputy President Pro Tempore

An Independent Voice

January 22, 2021

Senator Hartley Leads Meeting of Bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus

State Senator Joan Hartley (D-Waterbury), co-chair of the Connecticut General Assembly’s bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus, hosted a meeting of the caucus’ membership on identifying issues of significance for the state’s manufacturing community and developing potential legislative actions to address issues raised.

“The stability and expansion of the manufacturing industry is a crucial part of Connecticut’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic,” said Sen. Hartley. “I appreciate all the participating stakeholders sharing their insights on how the Connecticut General Assembly can support manufacturing companies and their employees at the meeting.”

Numerous business, manufacturing, and education stakeholders, including the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. and UConn’s Tech Park, were in attendance to offer their perspectives on how the state can support the growth and development of manufacturers in the state. Remarks were presented by Colin Cooper, Connecticut’s Chief Manufacturing Officer; and Kelli-Marie Vallieres, Executive Director for the state’s Office of Workforce Strategy.