June 21, 2018

CBIA economist Pete Gioia retiring

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CBIA economist Pete Gioia is retiring.

Pete Gioia, longtime economist for Connecticut's leading business lobby, is retiring, effective July 1, and launching a private consulting practice.

The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) announced Gioia's impending departure Thursday.

"For nearly 30 years, Pete has been a great asset to our organization," said CBIA president and CEO Joe Brennan. "His expertise has guided us through important public policy conversations and played a significant role in how we shaped our legislative priorities."

Gioa is launching PGEcon.com, Pete Gioia Economics LLC, and will remain a CBIA advisor, the association said.

Gioia joined CBIA in 1989, managing its research department and producing more than 30 published reports containing in-depth economic and policy analysis to CBIA members, elected officials and others.

Prior to CBIA, Gioia was a senior consultant with accounting giant KPMG. He also was a researcher for The Futures Group and the Criminal Justice Education Center.

Gioia also served as a budget analyst for the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Fiscal Analysis, and was economic advisor to Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

"From our events, research projects, and speaking engagements -- I've had the opportunity to tour the state and meet so many CBIA members and it's been an honor to work with all of you," Gioia said in a statement.

He is a past president and member of the Hartford Area Business Economists and serves on the state's Municipal Accountability Review Board.

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