What an Honor!
Posted on by Kristi Sullivan
In a few weeks, our annual Celebrate CT! event will honor a selection of people, projects and places for their positive contribution to the local and state economy (view the full list of award honorees). CERC will also be celebrating our 25th Anniversary at this year’s 9th annual event, and for the first time, the event will be held at Infinity Hall in Hartford.
The celebratory evening will recognize many accomplishments in the economic development community across Connecticut. The 18 honorees, selected by economic development officials in each of nine regions across Connecticut for their contribution to the state’s economy, have contributed in various ways such as consistent or growing employment levels, playing a critical role in changing the character of its community or civic engagement, strong public/private collaboration to encourage new investment, or leadership resulting in growth or improvements.
CERC’s contribution as the only kind of public-private partnership established in the state is also notable – whether through our business specialists, recruitment efforts, municipal assistance, research and marketing capacity, or collaborations with partner organizations to help grow Connecticut’s economy.
More than 200 economic development and business professionals from around the state typically attend this high-energy event that helps spread the positive news about our successfully economic endeavors. We hope you will be among those who attend – it would be an honor to celebrate with you!