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Global Industry Trends Affects on Local Connecticut Economy

In this episode, Alissa DeJonge and Courtney Hendricson sit down to share highlights from the recent workshop that they led, hosted by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, on how global and national trends are affecting Connecticut’s economy and real estate markets, and how uncertainty has implications for businesses and residents.

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Planning Successful Events in Connecticut

Organizations of all types host events - from casual networking receptions to multi-day conferences - gathering people together establishes relationships, generates ideas, and forges new collaborations.

In this episode, Sally Rider from Rider Productions drops into the studio to talk with Kristi Sullivan and shares best practice recommendations for event planning... from budgeting to event timing, to what makes event planning in Connecticut so unique, and how CERC worked with Sally on the 2018 Celebrate CT! event.

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The Importance of the Arts to the State's Economy

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Adriane Jefferson of the Connecticut Office of the Arts joins CERC’s Kevin Bielmeier to discuss the major economic impact that the arts have in Connecticut as well as share information on how the office supports the arts infrastructure. Listen to learn more about the fellowship programs, grants, and initiatives that are available to support and promote the arts in the state.

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Taking Advantage of Video Marketing

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Using video in marketing campaigns, on websites, and in social media is hot - and highly effective - but where do you start?  In this episode of CERCONOMY, David Bibbey, the Emmy Award Winning producer of Connecticut Means Business joins Kristi Sullivan, Vice President of Marketing at CERC, to share best practices and ideas for the planning, producing, hosting, and promoting of marketing videos. 

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Takeaways from the IEDC Leadership Summit

Courtney Hendricson, the Vice President of Municipal Services, recently attended the IEDC Leadership Summit in Florida and in this episode, she provides an overview of the high-value presentations and panels that she attended.

From the South Florida regional focus on business recruitment in the tech area, to infrastructure quality serving as a catalyst for industry clusters, to reverse engineering for workforce development, Courtney shares her takeaways from the summit and ideas on new ways to think about local economic development.


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Industries in Transition

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While preparing an economic outlook for a recent edition of the Connecticut Economic Digest, Alissa DeJonge, CERC’s Vice President of Research, investigated global and national trends focused on several industries that are in transition - and what these changes mean for Connecticut’s economy and business sectors.

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