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Should CT offer incentives to lure new airlines and routes out of Bradley International?
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03/06/18 AT 09:07 AM
Connecticut doesn't have 2 nickles to rub together and yet they are willing to give the one nickle that's left away. They would be better off if it was spent on the lottery tickets, who knows they just might win a prize.

03/06/18 AT 09:07 AM
Yes, We offer incentives to everyone!

03/06/18 AT 09:07 AM
I only say no given CT's financial issues. If we had our house in order and were in a strong position, I would say we should look to enhance our position. When you are in a weak position, it is about stabilizing and that means focusing on the core function of government instead of everything else. This is like picking out curtains when the house is falling down around us.

03/06/18 AT 09:07 AM
They don't work. Either there's enough demand to justify travel, or not. Subsidizing is effective only as long as the subsidy is in place, and is therefore artificially influencing normal market demand. That's not an economic development strategy.

03/06/18 AT 09:07 AM
Evidence the deal with Aer Lingus! Ct is paying $4M because they fell short of expectations! They are no different than my company. If we fall short of expectations, who is going to help us? No one, infact the state is continually working against the small business, IE; $15 min wage, mandatory sick days, business entity tax (Whats this for?), healthcare, outdated unemployment system, Archaic labor laws to name a few!

03/06/18 AT 09:07 AM
More flight options would attract more businesses and employers. Bradley is a regional economic driver of growth.

03/06/18 AT 09:07 AM
CT shouldn't be offering incentives to anyone unless/until it has figured out how to manage its OPEB liability problem. Further, there needs to be a comprehensive and executable economic plan for the state. Constant knee jerk reactions don't net predictable outcomes.

03/06/18 AT 09:07 AM
We could certainly use more direct non-stop flights.
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