CERC E-News, September 2018

September 2018


Watch Bob's Video

Welcome to the September edition of the CERC e-news. As you can see, we are here at the Connecticut Housing Coalition annual meeting.  Courtney Hendricson, our Vice President of Municipal Services and I just completed a workshop on affordable housing and its role in economic development.  

Our overriding premise is that demand for different housing choices is changing in Connecticut.  And towns have certain issues that they face, particularly in their grand list - and the residential component of their grand list not holding up. So what does that do? 

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CelebrateCT! 2018

CERC's annual event, Celebrate CT!, which honors economic development successes throughout the state, will be held on the evening of Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Hartford.

Through sponsorship, CERC invites you to be a part of our annual event to celebrate Connecticut's many successes in growing our communities, our regions, 
and the state. 

Sponsorship opportunities and event registration available now!

Housing as a Component of Economic Development

Listen as VP of Municipal Services, Courtney Hendricson, and President & CEO Bob Santy, discuss the topic of housing as a critical component of local economic development - a follow-up to their presentation at the Connecticut Housing Coalition Conference. With populations changing, municipalities need to consider the importance of housing to local economic development. 

Listen today...

Cross-Industry Collaboration with the Construction Institute

In this episode of CERCONOMY, Courtney Hendricson, CERC's VP of Municipal Services, welcomes Nancy Greenwald, the Executive Director of the Construction Institute to learn more about the organization, the benefits to the Connecticut construction community, and the mission of cross-industry collaboration.  

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Jason Giulietti Named One of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers

Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) Vice President of Business Recruitment Jason Giulietti has been named one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. The 2018 list, developed by Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants. 

Listen to Jason on the Talk of Connecticut show with Brad Davis earlier this week.

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Municipal Economic Development Trainings

Upcoming dates:
  • Suffield & East Granby 9/27
  • Brookfield 10/16
  • Plainfield 11/7
  • North Stonington 11/15
  • Scotland 11/27

Secure a date for your town...

2018 Annual Nonprofit Conference

October 2, Hartford

Whether you’re looking to enhance fundraising skills, boost productivity, or energize your board, the conference sessions cover a variety of topics for every stage in your career and will provide you with everything you need to be more effective and efficient. Alissa DeJonge, CERC's VP of Research will be presenting, "Communicating Your Economic Impact: Identifying Trends & Customizing Data for Nonprofits."

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CEDAS Annual Meeting

October 10, Branford

Join CEDAS for their annual meeting, and enjoy networking at a new Connecticut landmark. This event will include the CEDAS annual meeting, an opportunity to say a fond farewell to outgoing board members, and welcome new arrivals and board for 2019.  Hope you can join CEDAS to raise a pint for all that's been accomplished this past year.

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October 18 & 19, Hartford

CERC is proud to be a sponsor of the SNEAPA conference - one of the best learning experiences for APA/AICP members in the region. The conference features two days of high quality, hands-on and interactive sessions, mobile workshops, planning law and planning ethics presentations, member networking, vendor contacts, plus a few surprises.

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The Future of Energy: What's the Deal?

October 24, Southington

The Connecticut Power and Energy Society is hosting the second annual The Future of Energy: What’s the Deal? This one-day conference features senior executive perspectives on the ‘Future of Energy’ in three areas of focus: Utility Executive Views, End Users, and the Supply Outlook for Connecticut and the broader energy marketplace. CERC's VP of Research, Alissa DeJonge, will be a featured keynote, presenting, "Economic Outlook for Connecticut and New England."

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2018 Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Convention

October 30 and 31, Uncasville

Join more than 1,000 attendees, including local government leaders from across the state and companies providing the best in products and services to towns and cities, gather together for two days of informative workshops, interactive discussions, and the opportunity to learn from Courtney Hendricson, CERC's VP of Municipal Services, as she presents a session on, "A Transformational Approach to Economic Development."

Learn more...


Global to Local

Jason Giulietti

Becoming Podcast #525,001

Rebecca Mead

Using a Fiscal Health Analysis to Support the Municipal Budgeting Process

Rachel Gretencord

Events to Support and Grow the Local Economy

Sadie Colcord


Global to Local: Welcoming International Investments in Your Community

Courtney Hendricson & Jason Giulietti

LaunchEZ: Connecting Entrepreneurs with the Best Matched Resources

Beth Wallace

Cohousing: Can Connecticut Benefit?

Alissa DeJonge & Patricia McLaughlin

A New Model of Business Retention & Expansion

Courtney Hendricson & Kevin Bielmeier

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