Small Business Impact Survey
Dear CT Business Owner,

We are fully aware that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives and changed the way business is conducted everywhere. Connecticut’s small businesses especially have had to quickly adapt to new protocols and guidelines that protect their employees and their customers. Although Connecticut is seeing some of the lowest transmission numbers in the country, the long-term economic impact of the pandemic is not yet known.

In order to drive effective decisions and policies to help our small businesses across the state we need information. Below is the first of several surveys intended to gather feedback from our small businesses on the front lines.
The survey is completely voluntary but we encourage filling it out as best you can and/or sharing it with any relevant businesses.

We need to hear directly from you, the business owner, about how your business has adjusted and what key services are necessary to sustain and grow in this new post-COVID environment.

We thank you in advance for all that you have done and continue to do to keep our state healthy, safe and moving forward.

As always if you have questions or concerns, call (860) 500-2333 or email

Governor Lamont Announces Expansion of the State’s Shared Work Program To Help Employers Navigate Economic Impact of Pandemic
During a Press Conference yesterday, Governor Lamont announced that as companies continue navigating the impact of the ongoing, global COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Connecticut will be expanding its Shared Work program, which helps businesses in the state prevent layoffs by allowing them to temporarily reduce employee hours and use partial unemployment benefits to supplement lost wages. The program will be expanded beginning the week of October 5, 2020.
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