STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG CT), a prominent networking organization for middle-market dealmakers, will hold its monthly breakfast meeting on Friday, April 7 featuring Peter Gioia, vice president and economist at the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Inc. (CBIA), a business organization dedicated to making Connecticut a leader in business, jobs, and economic growth. The ACG breakfast will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Stamford Sheraton, 700 East Main Street, Stamford, CT.
Gioia, a sought-after economic expert, will speak on the state of the Connecticut economy. “We are encouraged that recent political developments, both in the U.S. and abroad, can bring real economic benefits to Connecticut. The list of potential beneficiaries is broad, ranging from local businesses, to real estate, learning institutions, and individuals. To maximize this potential, we must be ready to seize these opportunities, which can position our state for significant growth.
“First, we believe that real estate in resource-rich, tech-savvy Fairfield County stands ready to benefit from financial service providers moving their international headquarters to the New York metropolitan area as a likely result of Brexit. Second, President Trump’s proposed budget, with its commitment to increase spending on defense, infrastructure, and manufacturing will also serve Connecticut’s diverse industries well, especially defense contractors and sub-contractors. In addition, President Trump’s support for tax cuts and commitment to offering relief from over-burdensome federal regulations should have a positive effect on Connecticut’s ability to grow its small and medium-sized businesses and further develop its entrepreneurial communities.
“I look forward to discussing these and other key points with the engaged and highly active businesspeople of the ACG community,” Gioia concluded.
ACG Connecticut President Mark Campbell added, “We are thrilled to have Peter Gioia speak at our April breakfast meeting. I believe his depth of knowledge about the Connecticut economy, backed by research and expert policy analyses, are essential at this time of great change and hope for the continued improvement of Connecticut’s economic outlook.
“We welcome ACG members and guests for this don’t-want-to-miss morning event, which should be one of the most popular and insightful of the year,” Campbell concluded.
Gioia manages CBIA’s research department, which provides in-depth economic and policy analyses as well as statewide, national, and international survey research. Gioia publishes widely, including “The Gioia Report,” white papers and special reports, and he is frequently quoted in the media. Gioia holds a master’s degree with distinction in public affairs from the University of Connecticut and a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from Hobart College. He currently resides in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
Event sponsors include the following: Diamond Sponsor: EisnerAmper LLP. Platinum Sponsors: Aon; Bernstein Global Wealth Management; BlumShapiro; Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina; Insperity; M&T Bank; Robinson + Cole LLP; Wiggin and Dana LLP. Gold Sponsors: Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey LLP; Carter Morse & Mathias; Citizens Bank; Day Pitney; KeyBank; Marcum LLP; O'Connor Davies, LLP; People's United Bank; RSM; Shipman & Goodwin LLP; Webster Bank, N.A.. New Member Reception Sponsor: CohnReznick, LLP.
For those interested in attending the breakfast: ACG Connecticut members and young members attend for free; non-members pay $75.00 (early bird) or $95.00; members of other ACG Chapters pay $55.00 (early bird) or $75.00. Early bird registration is available through April 5.
About ACG CT
The Association for Corporate Growth, founded in 1954, is the premier global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions for mid- to large- sized companies. The Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Connecticut) is one of the most vibrant ACG chapters in the country. ACG Connecticut is one of the best local networking organizations focused on middle-market deal-making comprising close to 300 local professionals focused on middle-market corporate growth (i.e.: mergers and acquisitions, financing opportunities, business development, joint ventures, licensing arrangements, etc.), including a diverse group of private equity funds, intermediaries, lenders, and service providers. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.acg.org/ct.