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STAMFORD — As Connecticut voters prepare to decide in about three weeks whether to re-elect him to a second term, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont reiterated at a business conference Monday many of his arguments for keeping the job — among them, his assertion that the state has rediscovered its economic vitality during his nearly four years as the state’s chief elected official.
As he has done in many other recent public appearances, Lamont depicted Connecticut as a state that had long grappled with lackluster economic growth and a lack of confidence, but one that in the past couple of years had weathered the COVID-19 pandemic and was now benefiting from an influx of businesses and residents.
“We have a lot of new businesses moving into the state of Connecticut,” Lamont said during a “fireside chat” with James Astill, Asia editor for The Economist, during the publication’s inaugural Connecticut Summit, which was attended by about 120 people, at The Village complex in Stamford’s South End. “My job is not to get out of the way, but to make sure they have the talent and resources they need to grow and expand right here in the state.”