Governor Rell Signs Bi-Partisan Jobs Bill

Governor Rell and legislative leaders this week visited Pegasus Manufacturing in Middletown – one of the few manufacturing companies left in Connecticut – to sign a comprehensive jobs bill designed to spark small business growth and to give hope to the unemployed. The governor smiled as she signed the bipartisan bill during a ceremony at Pegasus, which is a contract manufacturer for precision tube bending, machining and gearing with 65 employees.

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  • http://twitter.com/CONNSTEP CONNSTEP

    I feel the need to reply to the “one of the few manufacturing companies left in Connecticut” comment – while you are not the only reporter to say that – I feel the need to shed some light on the misperception. Connecticut currently has around 5,000 manufacturing firms in the state, and we here at CONNSTEP do not consider that “few.” While the manufacturing industry in the state – and the country – has declined over the last decade, there are currently 190,000 people employed in manufacturing here in CT and the industry contributes $24.1 billion to the CT GDP. The average salary of a manufacturing job in Connecticut is $70,000 and $28 billion of goods and services were purchased by Connecticut manufacturers from other Connecticut businesses in 2008. Manufacturing has been, continues to be – and will be – a driving force in the recovery and sustainability of the Connecticut economy.

    Pegasus Manufacturing was the perfect host for the signing of this bill – they are proactive and innovative – a perfect example of the history and future of manufacturing in the state.

  • http://twitter.com/CONNSTEP CONNSTEP

    I feel the need to reply to the “one of the few manufacturing companies left in Connecticut” comment – while you are not the only reporter to say that – I feel the need to shed some light on the misperception. Connecticut currently has around 5,000 manufacturing firms in the state, and we here at CONNSTEP do not consider that “few.” While the manufacturing industry in the state – and the country – has declined over the last decade, there are currently 190,000 people employed in manufacturing here in CT and the industry contributes $24.1 billion to the CT GDP. The average salary of a manufacturing job in Connecticut is $70,000 and $28 billion of goods and services were purchased by Connecticut manufacturers from other Connecticut businesses in 2008. Manufacturing has been, continues to be – and will be – a driving force in the recovery and sustainability of the Connecticut economy.nnPegasus Manufacturing was the perfect host for the signing of this bill – they are proactive and innovative – a perfect example of the history and future of manufacturing in the state.