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CERC E-News, February 2017
 

NEWS
February 2017

A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT & CEO BOB SANTY


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Tuesday’s Hartford Courant included an article titled, "$50 million for Rail Upgrade." The subject was Connecticut state bonding approval to continue later phases of the New Haven to Springfield Rail improvements. It covers design for new stations in North Haven, Enfield, West Hartford, and Newington.  It ties directly to economic development priorities: Wallingford has created a tax incentive zone around the new station site, and other towns are creating transit-oriented development plans.

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State Residents Feeling Good About Connecticut Business Conditions, Accentuating the Positive as Place to Raise Family


Nearly three-quarters of Connecticut residents believe that the bad news about business conditions in the state may be behind us, according to a recent InformCT Consumer Confidence Survey.

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How the Department of Consumer Protection Contributes to Economic Development


The Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) is responsible for ensuring a safe and fair marketplace for consumers and businesses...

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CERC Seeks Business Development Support Associate

 

Full-time position at the CERC Rocky Hill office providing high quality support for the business development group. 

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CERC SiteFinder Featured Property: Phoenix Crossing


Phoenix Crossing is a 360 acre, master planned business park located in Bloomfield and Windsor, Connecticut. Home to Amazon’s 1.5 million SF fulfillment center and easy access to I-91 (Exits 37 & 38) and Bradley International Airport.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Municipal Economic Development Trainings

Upcoming dates:
  • North Branford, 3/8
  • Seymour, 3/29
  • Brookfield, 4/4
  • Waterford, 4/13
  • Stonington, 4/20

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6th Annual Reentry Employment and Resource Fair

March 7, Hartford
 

Employers are encouraged to participate in this important opportunity to provide a second chance to a local resident, meet a supportive reentry community and hire your future workforce.


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CREW CT Annual Connecticut Real Estate Awards

April 5, Hartford

Call for entries now open for Developers, Designers/Builders, Corporate Real Estate Departments, Economic Development Agencies, Architects, Engineers, Planners, Brokers, & Other Real Estate Professionals to enter and showcase their projects!​

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Activating Third Places: Maker and Co-Working Spaces

April 13, Online

Hosted by
CEDAS, attend the webinar and learn:

  • What are co-working and makerspaces and how they may benefit communities
  • Lessons learned from other communities in developing co-working and makerspaces
  • When and why co-working and makerspaces might be the right fit for your community
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Data Basics

April 24, New Haven

This is the CTData Academy's introductory session designed to expand data literacy. Participants come away with a greater understanding of data collection and analysis and a more critical eye towards data encountered in everyday life.

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Connecticut Economic Update

April 28, Plantsville


Hosted by CBIA, attend the morning event and get the latest insights on the budget debate and the outlook for Connecticut at this midyear economic event.


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