By Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An unusual coalition is joining forces for the first time to convene a Connecticut economic summit.

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, Connecticut Business and Industry Association and Connecticut AFL-CIO have scheduled a news conference Tuesday to announce plans for a summit for leaders of business, government, labor, education and social services.

Organizers say it will provide an opportunity for these groups, which are often at odds at the state Capitol, to brainstorm and come up with common ideas for Connecticut’s economic future.

CCM Executive Director Joe DeLong, CBIA President Joe Brennan and Connecticut AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Lori Pelletier are scheduled to appear at the event. A steering committee with municipal officials from Bloomfield, Danbury, Fairfield, Newtown, North Haven and Ridgefield, is expected to be on hand.

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