Businesses to hear forecast of Connecticut’s economy in 2015

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Business owners and others are gathering at an annual conference looking at what Connecticut’s economy has in store for 2015.

The session set for Wednesday in Hartford will review the prospects for job growth in Connecticut, improvements in consumer confidence and other economic and financial forecasts.

James Scannell, senior vice president at Travelers will discuss what companies look for when deciding where to start and expand a business. And Webster Bank economist Nicholas Perna will outline what to expect from the state’s economy in 2015.

The gathering also will discuss how the private sector can have an impact on public policy.

The conference is sponsored by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association and MetroHartford Alliance, the capital area’s economic development group.

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