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.
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.
In this episode of CERCONOMY, CERC team members Jason Giulietti and Erron Smith talk about the ways Connecticut is working to attract international and domestic businesses to the state. Through a collaborative relationship with The Connecticut Department and Economic and Community Development, CERC works to coordinate partner organizations to work with interested companies and provide services for a successful new location – or relocation – in Connecticut.
This month I had the benefit of meeting with the inaugural companies of Connecticut’s InsurTech Accelerator program, and attend the first DEMO-Day which represented a book-end to their 16-week Startup Bootcamp experience. An initiative that marks the first of its kind in the state, this program, [which connects investors, industry professionals, and other resources with entrepreneurs] reflects how the state’s existing assets serve as a foundation for many innovative companies seeking to develop and scale their businesses.