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Updated Information Regarding COVID-19 – March 16

Posted on March 16, 2020 by Admin


Below is a notice sent out by ADVANCECT regarding a scheduled conference call the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will be hosting on Thursday, March 19th from 1:00 to 2:00pm. Governor Lamont and DECD Commissioner David Lehman will discuss the current economic environment from the COVID-19 crisis.

Additionally there is a survey link for business owners and managers for the DECD and policy makers to get a better understanding of how businesses are being affected during this time. Please take the survey and share with fellow business owners in your area.

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Dear partners, stakeholders, and Connecticut business owners:

AdvanceCT is working diligently with others to do whatever it possibly can to help Connecticut get through the COVID-19 crisis. In that regard, we have two specific actions to report, both of which involve YOU.

First, the Department of Economic and Community Development has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, March 19th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., open to all businesses, chambers of commerce, stakeholders and other in-state partners. On this call, Governor Ned Lamont and DECD Commissioner David Lehman will share how the state is responding to the economic dimensions of this crisis. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Dial in:  1-888-456-0356
Passcode: 2802806#

Second, you will find a link below to a business survey that we have put together in partnership with DECD and CBIA. Our goal is to provide feedback to the state and policymakers regarding how Connecticut businesses are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. By having a “finger on the pulse”, the state can modulate its response, track business sentiment towards the crisis and prioritize initiatives.

COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

I urge you to take the time to complete this short, (12-question) survey and share it with other Connecticut businesses. The more responses we have, the more meaningful the data. We will leave the survey open so that we can track progress and hear the business community’s feedback on the crisis over a period of time. The results of the survey will be made public.

We strongly encourage you to participate in both the conference call and the survey. We will get through this challenge with your help!

Peter Denious
President & CEO