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Lamont Touts Connecticut Economic Growth, Credit Rating Increase

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
Jessica Hill
Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont was in Southeastern Connecticut on Wednesday to highlight economic growth in the region.

Lamont appeared at a virtual business breakfast and later in person in New London to talk up the economy.

“We haven’t raised out credit rating for 20 years in this State. We raised it a week ago. We didn’t raise it, Moody’s raised our rating. You may say that’s just a bunch of Wall Street guys, big deal. No. That means people around the country are looking at Connecticut, seeing we’re getting our fiscal house in order, maybe I want to invest here and grow here,” Lamont said.

Lamont also touted his recent deal with the state’s two Native American tribes to secure online betting.

He also said more people moved into Connecticut in the last year than had left, which shows the state is a place where people want to live and do business.