Commerce Committee

MEETING AGENDA

Thursday, February 18, 2016

10:30 AM IN ROOM 2D OF THE LOB

I. CONVENE MEETING

II. REMARKS BY THE CHAIRS

III. CONCEPTS TO BE RAISED

1. AAC MANUFACTURING

2. AAC A STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SPILL REPORTING THRESHOLDS

3. AAC A FAST TRACK TO MANUFACTURING APPRENTICESHIPS

4. AAC KNOWLEDGE CENTER ENTERPRISE ZONES

5. AAC THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

6. AAC CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INCORPORATED

7. AAC ASSISTANCE FOR THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

8. AAC THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATEWIDE MARKETING AND PROMOTION ACCOUNT AND THE APPLICATION OF A FLAT RATE OCCUPANCY TAX TO BED AND BREAKFASTS

9. AA IMPLEMENTING THE 7/7 PROGRAM TO PROMOTE BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT

10. AA CREATING A CONNECTICUT MADE DESIGNATION

11. AA ESTABLISHING AN ENTREPRENEUR LEARNER'S PERMIT PROGRAM

12. AA ESTABLISHING A CONNECTICUT INFRASTRUCTURE BANK

13. AAC STRANDED TAX CREDITS

14. AA ENCOURAGING MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO CONSIDER CAREERS IN MANUFACTURING

15. AAC PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR ARTS AND CULTURE

16. AAC THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDIT

17. AAC A STUDY OF EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION IN EASTERN CONNECTICUT

18. AAC THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF BROADBAND EXPANSION IN CONNECTICUT

19. AA REQUIRING THE EVALUATION OF THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ESTABLISHING COMMERCIAL GAMING WITHIN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

IV. ANNOUNCEMENT OF TIME AND DATE OF NEXT MEETING

PUBLIC HEARING-TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016 AT 11:30 AM IN ROOM 2-A

V. ADJOURNMENT