HARTFORD, Conn. -- State Rep. Chris Perone (D-Norwalk), House chair of the legislature’s Commerce Committee, lauded House passage of a bill that would allow state manufacturers to add a “Connecticut-Made” logo to their locally produced products.
H.B. 5426 would require the Department of Economic and Community Development to create the designation and make it available to state manufacturers for their use.
“This is a simple, yet meaningful concept to showcase what we can do, and pride ourselves with the finished product,” Perone said during his introduction of the bill on the House floor.
Connecticut’s manufacturing sector is approximately a $25 billion industry, according to figures cited by Perone.
“This logo would be available to state manufacturing companies to use at their own discretion,” he said. “There are nine other states with similar measures in place that effectively serve as a marketing tool to promote local businesses. Given our state’s commitment to manufacturing, having our own logo makes a lot of sense.”
The measure now moves to the Senate for consideration.
The 2016 legislative session adjourns on Wednesday, May 4.
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