The demand for products made in Connecticut extends well beyond state and national borders.
While President Donald Trump speaks often of disadvantages he says hamstring American companies’ participation in the global marketplace, Connecticut’s exporting economy has emerged from the Great Recession in relatively robust condition. Recent headwinds in the global economy have tamped down growth, but business leaders and state officials are optimistic about the long-term forecast for the state’s exporters.
“When you consider the challenges of the economic downturn and a slow recovery, exports have been relatively strong,” said Pete Gioia, economist for the Connecticut Business & Industry Association. “And there’s good potential for growth.”