HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - State officials provided an update on efforts to build an all-digital state government.

Gov. Ned Lamont and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill participated in a news conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Hartford.

Lamont and Merrill said the efforts will make it easier for business owners in Connecticut to do business with the state.

They said the state's business registration system was upgraded and streamlined. It's been fully integrated into business.ct.gov.

The upgrade allows business owners to log in to fewer places to register and file paperwork with the state.

Lamont addressed the upgrades during the news conference.

"Time is money for business," he said. "And [we're] making it easier so you know all the services in and around 'biz gov' and what that means in terms of starting up your business, what that means in terms of job training, what that means in terms of loans."

Connecticut's business portal launched in the summer of 2020.

Another facet of the effort the governor announced back in September. His administration was looking to eliminate paperwork and make more documents electronically available.

Lamont said the elimination of paper documents and transferring them for electronic use is an important component of his administration’s efforts to create efficiencies.

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