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2019 Northeast Connected and Automated Vehicle Summit

NECAV Summit

In this episode of CERCONOMY, Peter Calcaterra from the CT Department of Transportation and Eric Jackson, Ph.D., from the Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center at UCONN talk with CERC about the upcoming 2019 Northeast Automated and Connected Vehicle Summit, taking place this June in Hartford, a collaboration between the Federal Highway Safety Administration, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, and UCONN.  The two day event will foster a regional dialogue on the emerging technologies and their impacts on policies and infrastructure needs.

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Doing Business in Connecticut

Doing Business in Connecticut

Doing Business in Connecticut is an annual publication of the Hartford Business Journal, and in this episode of CERCONOMY, Donna Collins, the Associate Publisher of HBJ sits down with CERC to share how DBIC showcases the many advantages the state offers to companies - domestic and foreign - to grow and thrive, and how the publication has become a resource guide for government officials and top level executives to help support efforts to attract new businesses to Connecticut.

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by Kristi Sullivan  |    |  Comments 

Celebrating Economic Development

CTED2019

WOW! Our first official Connecticut Economic Development Day celebrated last week was an outstanding success! Thank you to our partner organizations who participated and the many visitors (including legislators and staff) who stopped by the State Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Wednesday, May 8.

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by Kristi Sullivan  |    |  Comments 

CTSBDC: Connecticut Small Business Development Center

CTSBDC

A member of America's Small Business Development Center, the CTSBDC helps Connecticut businesses start and grow, creating jobs, increasing success with business startups, and increasing financial investments in the small business and entrepreneurial communities. Serving start-up businesses as well as expanding, growth-oriented businesses, CTSBDC Business Advisor, Denise Whitford, joined CERC to walk us through the services provided by the business advisors across the state, and share the many ways CTSBDC helps small businesses succeed.

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by Beth Wallace  |    |  Comments 

COST: Connecticut Council of Small Towns

COST: Connecticut Council of Small Towns

The Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST) is a member-driven organization committed to providing our smaller communities with a strong voice in the legislative process. Betsy Gara, COST's Executive Director, sat down with CERC to provide us with an overview of the grassroots organization and how it serves the state's 142 smaller communities through meetings and events, municipal resources, and a legislative center - a valuable online tool for tracking legislation relevant to the state's municipalities.

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by Courtney Hendricson  |    |  Comments 

Connecticut Brownfields Initiative

Connecticut Brownfields Initiative

As part of the UCONN School of Engineering, the Connecticut Brownfields Initiative is a dedicated, engaged coalition of industry, academia, community, and government partners focused on the remediation of Connecticut's brownfield - benefitting community development and environmental quality.

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by Courtney Hendricson  |    |  Comments 

CEDF - Community Economic Development Fund

Community Economic Development Fund

CEDF - the Community Economic Development Fund - is a non-profit organization formed to provide resources and assistance to small businesses through customized financial solutions that allow entrepreneurs the opportunity to start and grow their businesses. President and CEO, Jim Bzdyra, sat down with CERC to share how the organization's mission is dedicated to providing financial, educational, and advisory support in low-to-moderate income towns and cities throughout Connecticut.

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by Beth Wallace  |    |  Comments 

SCORE

SCORE

SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is America's premier source of free business mentoring and education. Since 1964, SCORE has worked with more than 11 million entrepreneurs and small businesses through mentoring, workshops, and educational resources. Ward Feirer, a SCORE CT mentor from the Southeastern CT SCORE office, spoke with CERC to share the many ways start-ups and entrepreneurs can benefit from the resources provided.

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by Beth Wallace  |    |  Comments