HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Connecticut always wants to attract new businesses, but now there’s a new approach. Governor Lamont is trying to encourage businesses in Florida and anywhere else that are pro-choice to move here. This comes after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. This is certainly a different approach but one that seems to be resonating, especially among women owned businesses.
“With the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, there are many states across the country outlawing a women’s right to make her own reproductive choices. Not here in Connecticut. Not as long as I am governor. So this may be a time for you to think about taking a look at Connecticut as a place to move your business,” said Lamont.
“We have an activist governor and an activist lieutenant governor,” said Fran Pastore CEO and founder of the Women’s Business Development Council.
She said in the past month she’s received interest from 1000 women-owned businesses who want to know more about Connecticut grants and benefits. Half of those businesses are from out of state.
Pastore said paid leave and a higher minimum wage are good policies and that Wallet Hub recently named Connecticut one of the best states for women and families.