CEDAS E-News - November 2016


CEDAS Annual Meeting & Holiday Party

The 2016 CEDAS Annual Meeting and Holiday gathering will be held Wednesday, December 7th at the Casa Mia Restaurant at the Hawthorne Inn in Berlin.



Please join us for a night to reflect on the past year, look forward to 2017, and to celebrate our awardees!

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It’s that time of year…Get Involved and Engaged in 2017: Renew your CEDAS Membership Today!

Please visit our CEDAS membership portal to renew your membership or join CEDAS today! You can register and pay securely and instantly.

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CEDAS Announces the Tapas Webinar Series: Economic Development Strategy Dished Up to Inspire


In the Spanish world, "tapas " are small, flavorful dishes eaten with others to encourage conversation and sharing. The "tapas" webinar series takes a broad look at foundational economic development strategies and serves up several community-based examples in a "small plate" format. This means you'll hear a summary of what’s worked, and what hasn't and pickup ideas to try out in your community straight from other leaders and local professionals.

CEDAS Academy-ED Strategy Series is a web-based educational learning series developed by UConn Extension in collaboration with the Connecticut Economic Development Association and the Connecticut Economic Resource Center.

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Member Spotlight!

Our members are in the news and on the move! Member spotlight is one of our most-enjoyed sections!  Put your name in lights, and send us a blurb about you or another member. Contact


CEDAS Members Laura Brown, Associate Professor, Community & Economic Development Educator University of Connecticut Department of Extension and Patrick McMahon, Director of Economic and Community Development Town of Suffield will be presenting, Guiding Your Community Image and Brand through a Disaster as part of the free 2016 IEDC Disaster Preparedness and Economic Recovery webinar series.  Attend this free interactive webinar to learn how your organization can be better equipped to handle a major disruption - whether caused by natural or manmade events.

Congratulations to CEDAS Board Member, Kristin Havrilla Clark, on being named interim full-time director of New London Main Street.  Kristin has a long history with the organization and knows the City very well.

Monthly Reminders

JOB OPPORTUNITIES - CEDAS shares job opportunities through our newsletter and website at no cost to our employers. Reach 500+ professionals every month by sharing your opportunities through CEDAS. Please send job listings to

CEDAS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE IN 2016 - CEDAS is proud to connect members to great opportunities to learn, grow professional skills and network. Scholarships are available for many variety of events, classes, seminars and programs throughout the year. 

EVENTS - Check our events calendar on for regularly updated events. Whether you are a member or not, please consider submitting evens as well as newsworthy items for our monthly e-news. 

PAST E-NEWSLETTERS - Missed an e-newsletter? Check out the past newsletters on our website

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS REWARDS - The membership committee would like to encourage you to renew today so you don't miss out on all of the wonderfully planned events, programs, and of course, funding resources available to you in 2016. The committee also welcomes referrals - encourage your colleagues to join today by contacting

IN THE NEWS - Have you been published? Did you give a lecture? Have you or your organization been profiled or quotes? CEDAS wants to highlight your contributions in future newsletters and the website. 

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Upcoming Municipal Economic Development Training

CERC and CEDAS are booking future dates for our FREE municipal economic development training, which is custom tailored to specific towns(s) and designed to help those who impact economic development to work more collaboratively together. 

Upcoming trainings include:
  • Trumbull 11/17
  • Thomaston 12/12
  • South Windsor 1/25
  • North Branford 1/31
More info...

Funding Economic Development When Your State is Broke
November 17, online

State and local governments are increasing strapped for cash as local and Federal Funds continue to get cut. This leaves municipal economic developers few avenues for funding economic development activities and projects.  We’ll explore ways that cities and towns can fund small projects that can make a difference for their community and businesses. Presented by NEDA.​

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DSDA Fall Program
Starts November 29

The Diverse Supplier Development Academy is hosting workshops for women in construction-related businesses.  

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Celebrate CT!

November 30, Hartford
CERC's annual event honoring economic development successes will feature a review of recent accomplishments from across the state, awards recognizing top people, organizations, and initiatives, and networking opportunities.

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Crash Course in Planning and Economic Development

December 12, Middletown
NEDA and the Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST) are partnering to present this program explornig the roles and legal bounds of land use commissions like Planning and Zoning, ZBAs, Inland Wetlands, Design Review Boards and the like.  

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2017 Economic Summit + Outlook

January 9, Hartford

Where's Connecticut's economy headed? Be part of an interactive discussion as an expert panel looks at the state's economy and answers the question: What will it take to fix it?  Hosted by CBIA.

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Visionary Leadership Award

January 25, New Haven
The Visionary Leadership Award, presented by the International Festival of Arts & Ideas honors a leader whose trailblazing work is impacting the world and connect the Festival's ideas programs to everyday impacts on the community.

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