BRISTOL – Cindy Bombard, president and CEO of the Central CT Chambers of Commerce, said while the city and chamber have been working hard to push a marketing campaign for manufacturing jobs, the governor has the power to do more.
“I want to see billboards on I-84 and I-91, almost like the ‘Just Say No’ campaign did years ago,” she said. “We can embed the idea that there are manufacturing opportunities in the minds of parents who in many ways drive children to certain career paths.”
Gov. Ned Lamont joined Bombard and other city leaders Tuesday morning during a virtual meeting where he said the state plans to put $100 million toward workforce development.
“Manufacturing is good pay and clean work,” he said. “It is very computer-oriented and not something out of a Charlie Chaplin movie.”