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New CERC Executive to Focus on Municipal Capacity

The Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC), the state’s leading nonprofit economic development firm, announces the hiring of Cheshire-resident Courtney Hendricson as Vice President of Municipal Services.

Hendricson specializes in designing and implementing local economic development strategies. As part of CERC’s strategic direction to improve economic development performance in Connecticut, she will drive CERC services to municipalities, such as improving the town’s regulatory process, analyzing commercial real estate mix, and providing targeted networking and communication among the local business community.

“Courtney is a respected and effective economic developer with a valuable municipal background,” said Robert Santy, President and CEO of CERC. “We are pleased to have her assist us in providing an essential economic development services to towns and cities across the state.”

Her positions previous to joining CERC included Assistant Town Manager for the Town of Enfield, Economic Development Director for the Town of Farmington, and Director of Community Development for Connecticut Main Street Center.

She began her career in Austin, Texas, working on municipal economic development projects for the city, and has a Bachelor’s in Government and Sociology from Connecticut College and Master’s in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin. She is the board vice president of the Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS) and president elect of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW CT).

About CERC
Based in Rocky Hill, the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides economic development services consistent with state strategies, leveraging Connecticut’s unique advantages as a premier business location. For more information, visit www.cerc.com and connect to CERC on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@cercinc).