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Global, Local Economy Focus of Presentation at Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce on September 21

Contact: Kristiana Sullivan, 860-571-6213

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Learning Lunches series will feature Alissa DeJonge, vice president of research for the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC), on Wednesday, September 21 at 12:00– 1:15 at Groton Town Hall Annex, 134 Groton Long Point Road. DeJonge will discuss global influences on Connecticut’s economy, and where there are opportunities to attract new businesses from around the world, stressing Connecticut’s assets and local economic development opportunities.The presentation, open to the public, will look at global, national and statewide economic trends, and how they affect the GMCC business community.

DeJonge is responsible for CERC’s business and economic research services, and performs extensive research and analysis concerning state and regional issues. Her work includes industry profiles, regional and fiscal impact analyses, survey research, benchmarking and evaluation. She has presented workshops and seminars to statewide and international audiences, and has achieved acclaim for often presenting economic facts in a music video format - fun and informative.

In addition to her work in Connecticut, she currently serves as an advisor to the New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, appointed in 2015 for a three-year term.

CERC is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides economic development services, working closely with an extensive network of state, regional, local and utility partners to leverage Connecticut’s unique advantages as a premier business location. Having earned a reputation for excellence in economic development, CERC offers expertise in real estate, research, marketing and economic development capabilities, and provides businesses with the information they need to start or expand in Connecticut.

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce represents the voice of over 700 business members throughout the region. The Learning Lunches series, every third Wednesday at Noon, is $5 and includes lunch and an educational or entertaining presentation from fellow businesses or on a business topic. The monthly event also offers a chance to network in a casual setting with local business leaders.