Many towns and cities are redeveloping their brands - to better define their uniqueness, and to attract and retain residents and businesses - and in this episode, Kristi Sullivan, CERC’s Vice President of Marketing is joined by Liz Panke, an award-winning designer, and partner on a number of rebranding projects for CERC’s municipal clients.
Being on the front lines of the business recruitment efforts, and champions of Connecticut, Erron Smith and Jessica Inacio of CERC's Business Recruitment team, are always thinking about the factors that the companies look at when considering relocating - or establishing a business - here in the state.
Courtney Hendricson, Vice President of Municipal Services, and Alissa DeJonge, Vice President of Research sat down to share trends and findings from an economic outlook recently presented for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.
In this episode, Alissa DeJonge, Vice President of Research is joined by Mia Ying, CERC's Research Analyst to share recent research conducted on the Northeast states for a presentation given at the Merge Conference held by the Society for Marketing Professional Services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.