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Beyond the Basics: The New Considerations in Location Decisions

Beyond the Basics: The New Considerations in Location Decisions

CERC coordinates and hosts visits by companies evaluating Connecticut as a potential location, and in this episode of CERCONOMY, Erron Smith and Jessica Inacio of the Business Recruitment team, discuss takeaways from a recent visit and what considerations the company leaders had - from the availability of assets and support ecosystem to the quality of life offered by the local community.

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Quality of Life is Back

Quality of Life

In today's world, multi-family development and residential housing options across the United States are becoming as important in the corporate site selection process as workforce availability and incentives. 

There was a period in time when multi-family communal area amenities may have consisted of a small fitness center, a laundry room, and maybe a pool; and that would've been sufficient for prospective tenants.  This is no longer the case in 2019. 

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Bringing the World to Connecticut

As New CERC continues to gain momentum and vision through new board members and partners, we in business recruitment remain engaged in our attraction efforts, consistently working to identify German companies looking to enter the U.S. market.

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by Jessica Inacio  |    |  Comments 

The Transfer Act's Unintended Economic Effects

The Connecticut Transfer Act was established in 1985 with an overarching purpose to address hazardous waste sites in a manner that would ensure environmental clean up, and protect the health and safety of residents. An admirable goal, the scope of the Transfer Act is very broad and can potentially affect any commercial property and even some residential properties across the state. 

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Working the RFI Process with Site Selectors

In this third episode in the CERCONOMY series on site selectors, Erron Smith and Jessica Inacio dig deeper into the details of two recent unique RFIs and how CERC engaged with the site selectors on the potential opportunities for Connecticut.

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Economic Development is Collaborative Beyond All Else

Last month I had the pleasure of participating in the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute, my first week-long course toward attaining my CEcD certification. The CEcD, or Certified Economic Developer program, is an intensive program requiring 117 credit hours for completion, followed by an exam.

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by Jessica Inacio  |    |  Comments 

Preparing Our Communities to Be Competitive in the Business Recruitment Process

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.

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Global to Local

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.

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by Jason Giulietti  |    |  Comments