The months of September and October always represent periods of transition and change on the calendar. September marking the unofficial end of summer, as people prepare to return to school and work. October, often times, represents an upcoming change in elected officials and preparation for changes in policy. In these months, we also tend to enjoy nature at its best, and bare witness to its worst; as leaves begin to showcase a myriad of colors in the north, while our coastal counterparts in the south prepare for the environmental threats posed by tropical storms and hurricanes.
Many of you may have heard our CEO, Bob Santy, discuss our Global to Local approach regarding attracting global companies while being prepared to welcome them locally. This concept has very much become a reality. CERC, in partnership with the Department of Economic Development, has developed and continues to execute a complex international business attraction strategy. Couple this with our efforts at the municipal level that now includes two full-time employees and a consultant working with towns across the state. This effort has recently been recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), and my colleague, Courtney Hendricson are excited to be presenting at the IEDC Annual Conference in Atlanta this October.
In this episode of CERCONOMY, Courtney Hendricson and Jason Giulietti share the concept of Global to Local, and how CERC partners with the CT Department of Economic and Community Development to attract international investment to the state. Learn ways that your municipality and economic development commission can prepare to successfully attract and welcome new companies to your community.
They say there are two seasons in Connecticut: winter and construction. We are well into construction season, we can see roads, buildings and other projects being worked on throughout our state. Some are just simple maintenance. Others are new ideas coming online. One new project a few blocks from my home in south downtown Hartford, is a mixed-use gas station, with a convenience store and food market as well as eight apartments above.
In this episode, Jason Giulietti, CERC's Vice President of Business Recruitment is joined by Nick Cianci of Compass Total Benefits Solutions to discuss Connecticut's unique requirements for employee benefits and how companies - looking to locate in Connecticut - can strategically design employee benefits packages to be more competitive and attract the right, long-term talent.
In this episode, Crystal Petroski of Randstad joins Jason Giulietti to share what businesses – both domestic and international - should consider when looking to hire staff for their Connecticut location. Crystal explains the types of hires as well as why a staffing firm with global to local outlook is important.
In this episode, Jason Giulietti welcomes Jeffrey White of Robinson + Cole, to share why Connecticut is a great location for setting up a manufacturing business, and what factors go into a successfully establishing a location for international businesses to manufacture in Connecticut.
Dana Bucin, an immigration specialist with Murtha Cullina, shares the critical details that individuals and businesses need to know to plan and successfully manage the visa process. In this episode, we cover the forms of immigration, the types of visas, and how immigration impacts international businesses establishing a presence in the state of Connecticut.
In this episode of CERCONOMY, Jason Giulietti welcomes Thomas DeVitto and Robert Oliver from BlumShapiro and discusses the diversity of resources available to help companies considering a new or expanded Connecticut location - from a regulatory and compliance standpoint, to traditional accounting and financial services, as well as organizational considerations such as human resources, technology, cyber security, valuation, and a host of others.
In this episode of CERCONOMY, Brad Mondschein of Pullman and Comley joins CERC’s Jason Giulietti for an overview of considerations that international and domestic companies need to make once they identify Connecticut as a location for their business. Brad covers the basics of getting the business set-up in the state and poses important questions for businesses to answer while planning their new operations.