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CERC Hires New Staff for Research and Business Recruitment

Contact: Kristi Sullivan, 860-571-6213

CERC, the state’s leading nonprofit economic development firm, has hired West Hartford-resident Anthony Naples and Cheshire-resident Mia Ying to extend the organization’s business recruitment and research initiatives.

Anthony Naples is a Business Recruitment Specialist and provides overall support to CERC’s business development initiatives by coordinating recruitment efforts and managing relationships with key stakeholders in Connecticut’s business community and economic development network. Prior to joining CERC, he worked for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association researching economic trends, data, and state policies affecting the state’s business community. Anthony received both a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in public administration (MPA) from UCONN.

As a Research Analyst, Mia Ying is responsible for conducting a wide range of economic analyses including economic and fiscal impacts; demographic, economic and fiscal trend reports; benchmarking and best practice studies; surveys and more. A native of China, Mia came to the U.S. to attend the University of Connecticut where she received a bachelor’s and master’s in economics, as well as a master’s in business analytics and project management.

“We are pleased to grow our research activity and expand our business recruitment efforts with the addition of Mia and Anthony,” said Robert Santy, President and CEO of CERC. “The strength of our staff and their skills are key to providing collaborative services to our state, local and utility partners to help Connecticut be competitive.”

Based in Rocky Hill, the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides economic development services, working with state, local and utility partners to leverage Connecticut’s unique advantages as a premier business location.

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