Article from CBIA
Connecticut's Manufacturing Innovation Fund has invested $71.9 million in the sector since 2015, assisting more than 2,000 companies and creating or retaining 17,784 jobs in the state.
That funding drives significant investment from the private sector and third parties, generating $1.70 in additional expenditures for every dollar distributed by the fund.
MIF programs also trained more than 25,300 workers and engaged with almost 18,000 students across the state.
Those findings are included in the just-released 2020 Manufacturing Innovation Fund Report, detailing the fund's impact since it was approved by the legislature in 2014.
Charla Easterbrook, with TCF since June 2019, scours newsfeeds to curate stories - centered around pressing human service needs at the national and local levels -for people committed to strengthening community.