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A steering committee with municipal officials from Danbury, Newtown and elsewhere are bringing together organized labor and the state's business community to discuss ways to confront Connecticut's sputtering economy. 

 

Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi says he's optimistic about what can be accomplished in a November summit intended to find ways help boost Connecticut's economy.  He says this summit will help then to start picking the easy issues that can be tackled.  They can also get to know one another, develop respect for each other and start making decisions to lead the state into greater days.

 

The state AFL-CIO, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities is behind the summit to bring the groups, which are often at odds at the state Capitol, together.

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