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Best Connecticut Economic Resource Center podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
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Updated July 2020
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CERC Town Profiles™ are a resource for many - entrepreneurs looking to determine markets and how to grow their business, real estate professionals who need to portray a region, municipalities conducting strategic planning and updates to plans of conservation and development, economic development professionals preparing context for grant and other f…
 
After a period of steady growth, we’re starting to see signs of a slow down as the economy begins to return to a more baseline level of growth. Factors such as the diminishing effects of the temporary boost from the 2017 tax changes, as well as slowing in the manufacturing sector due to prolonged uncertainty with trade and tariffs, have a different…
 
Popular in California and the Pacific Northwest where we see high population growth and prohibitive real estate prices, the fastest adopters of the tiny house movement are millennials, who are trying to establish their own space, and baby boomers / early empty-nesters that are looking to downsize. Here in Connecticut, tiny homes are more of a curio…
 
As developers and applicants look fondly on municipalities that are streamlined and able to get development up and running quickly, the question for towns and cities becomes, how do our local land use policies incentivize and streamline economic development projects? And how does this affect the reputation of our community in the eyes of potential …
 
The retail industry is going through a remarkable transformation - in part due to technology as well as cultural and social shifts. In this episode of CERCONOMY, Alissa DeJonge, CERC's Vice President of Research, and Rachel Gretencord, CERC's Financial and Research Analyst, sit down to discuss the changes occurring in the retail marketplace, and wh…
 
Global industry leader, Stanley Black & Decker and Techstars, a worldwide accelerator that helps entrepreneurs succeed, have partnered to run The STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator in Hartford. Focused on additive manufacturing and sustainable packaging solutions, they search the world for established startups that are developing innovative solutions in…
 
Many listeners are familiar with the free resources that CERC offers for information on the Connecticut commercial real estate market - such as property listings on CT SiteFinder and the CERC Town Profiles, however, CERC also offers project-based services for real estate as well. In this episode of CERCONOMY, Rachel Gretencord, CERC’s Financial and…
 
The second annual Greenwich Economic Forum will be held November 5th and 6th to convene the brightest minds in global finance, business, media and government for discussion and debate on the defining issues of our times. In this episode of CERCONOMY, the Forum’s Co-Founder and CEO, Bruce McGuire talks with Kristi Sullivan, VP of Marketing at CERC, …
 
What is economic development and why should you care? As a resident or business owner in your town, you have the opportunity to impact the economic development decisions that not only affect the fiscal health of the town, but also the overall character of your community. In this episode, Sadie Colcord, CERC's Municipal Services Associate, recaps a …
 
The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) is a non-profit, member organization established in 1976 by the Connecticut General Assembly modeled after the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.In this episode, Alissa DeJonge, CERC's Vice President of Research, is joined by Terri Clark, the Executive Director of CASE…
 
Twenty-seven communities within Connecticut have federally-designated Opportunity Zones - a unique tax incentive program and economic development tool to benefit economically-distressed communities. In this episode, Kristi Sullivan, CERC’s Vice President of Marketing, is joined by David Kooris, Deputy Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of E…
 
The Department of Administrative Services is a shared support service area for all executive branch state agencies… and then some. As the primary procurement division, human resources agency, and construction services for the state, DAS wears many hats. In this episode of CERCONOMY, Carol Wilson, the Director of Procurement for the Department of Ad…
 
In 2017, Connecticut had 113,100 women-owned business, employing over 95,000 people and garnering $16.5 billing in annual revenue. And the Hartford region was recently ranked as 4th in the nation among metropolitan areas with the most female entrepreneurs. Much of this success is owed to the Women’s Business Development Council, a 22-year old organ…
 
Often, new business owners are unsure of their responsibilities when it comes to collecting and reporting taxes. In this episode, Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Scott Jackson - the state’s “Tax Man” - sits down with Beth Wallace, CERC’s Director of Business Services, to discuss the department’s role as part of a common ente…
 
When towns and cities want to learn more about resident viewpoints on timely topics or the needs of the business community, conducting a survey can be a time and resource efficient option. In this episode of CERCONOMY, Alissa DeJonge, Vice President of Research, sits down with Courtney Hendricson, Vice President of Municipal Services to discuss the…
 
From 2015 through 2017, more than 10,000 New Englanders died from opioid overdoses. To better understand the factors behind the epidemic and the extent to which the crisis affects the region, a recent report by the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston investigates the relationships between opioid abuse and various …
 
The media landscape has changed significantly over the years, and the process of securing advertising in print publications such as newspapers and magazines, on the radio, and on TV, has been impacted. However, a strategic approach to integrating traditional advertising methods into your marketing plan, along with new experiential and hands-on appr…
 
In this episode of CERCONOMY, Beth Wallace, CERC’s Director of Business Services welcomes Frank Dixon, the interim director of the Connecticut Procurement Technical Assistance Center, or CT PTAC. PTAC is a free, statewide program providing assistance to Connecticut businesses interested in selling goods and services to federal, state, or local gove…
 
In this episode of CERCONOMY, Beth Wallace, CERC’s Director of Business Services welcomes Milena Erwin, the Program Manager of the Women's Business Center at the University of Hartford's Entrepreneurial Center. The Women's Business Center specializes in working with women to launch new businesses or grow established ones. Through advising and techn…
 
In this latest episode of CERCONOMY, Courtney Hendricson and Sadie Colcord of the CERC Municipal Services team discuss the municipal RFP/RFQ process when towns are looking to develop town owned properties. After a primer on the difference between a RFQ and RFP, and using the example of CERC’s recent work with the town of Vernon to market the redeve…
 
Alissa DeJonge, CERC’s Vice President of Research welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, the Director of the New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to discuss the findings in the latest research reported in, “The Growing Shortage of Affordable Housing for the Extremely Low Income in Massachusetts.” While the report focuses o…
 
Are you struggling with communications styles among your colleagues and/or partners? Are you confused with the best method to communicate with your audience? Are you unsure if your marketing pitch is attracting the right clients?In this episode of CERCONOMY, Courtney Hendricson and Kristi Sullivan share highlights from a recent workshop on using th…
 
CERC coordinates and hosts visits by companies evaluating Connecticut as a potential location, and in this episode of CERCONOMY, Erron Smith and Jessica Inacio of the Business Recruitment team, discuss takeaways from a recent visit and what considerations the company leaders had - from the availability of assets and support ecosystem as well as the…
 
In this episode of CERCONOMY, Beth Wallace, CERC's Director of Business Services is joined by Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull of the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection to discuss the mission and breadth of services that the department provides.With the goal of having a safe, fair, and well-working marketplace for consumers and businesse…
 
In this episode of CERCONOMY, and as a follow-up on his recent blog post, CERC Municipal Services Consultant Kevin Bielmeier shares a recap of the Connecticut Conference on Tourism, and the major economic impacts that the industry provides for the state. Kevin showcases the work being done in Clinton, Connecticut, and how the town is approaching th…
 
With the 2019 Travelers Championship kicking off tournament play today, CERC’s Vice President of Research, Alissa DeJonge, welcomes guest Nathan Grube, the Tournament Director, to uncover interesting facts and statistics about Connecticut’s largest sporting event. The annual golf event has had a tremendous economic impact not only for the charitabl…
 
Many towns and cities are redeveloping their brands - to better define their uniqueness, and to attract and retain residents and businesses - and in this episode, Kristi Sullivan, CERC’s Vice President of Marketing is joined by Liz Panke, an award-winning designer, and partner on a number of rebranding projects for CERC’s municipal clients. Sharing…
 
Being on the front lines of the business recruitment efforts, and champions of Connecticut, Erron Smith and Jessica Inacio of CERC's Business Recruitment team, are always thinking about the factors that the companies look at when considering relocating - or establishing a business - here in the state. Listen as Erron and Jessica discuss the variabl…
 
Courtney Hendricson, Vice President of Municipal Services, and Alissa DeJonge, Vice President of Research sat down to share trends and findings from an economic outlook recently presented for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. From the perspective of municipal level data, Alissa and Courtney discuss where are some anomalies as well as gr…
 
In this episode, Alissa DeJonge, Vice President of Research is joined by Mia Ying, CERC's Research Analyst and share recent research conducted on the Northeast states, for a presentation given at the Merge Conference held by the Society for Marketing Professional Services.For the nine Northeast states - Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts,…
 
Doing Business in Connecticut is an annual publication of the Hartford Business Journal, and in this episode of CERCONOMY, Donna Collins, the Associate Publisher of HBJ sits down with CERC to share how DBIC showcases the many advantages the state offers to companies - domestic and foreign - to grow and thrive, and how the publication has become a r…
 
In this episode of CERCONOMY, Peter Calcaterra from the CT Department of Transportation and Eric Jackson, Ph.D., from the Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center talk with CERC about the upcoming 2019 Northeast Automated and Connected Vehicle Summit, taking place this June in Hartford, a collaboration between the Federal Highway Safety Ad…
 
The Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST) is a member-driven organization committed to providing our smaller communities with a strong voice in the legislative process. Betsy Gara, COST's Executive Director, sat down with CERC to provide us with an overview of the grassroots organization and how it serves the state's 142 smaller communities thr…
 
A member of America's Small Business Development Center, the CTSBDC helps Connecticut businesses start and grow, creating jobs, increasing success with business startups, and increasing financial investments in the small business and entrepreneurial communities. Serving start-up businesses as well as expanding, growth-oriented businesses, CTSBDC Bu…
 
As part of the UCONN School of Engineering, the Connecticut Brownfields Initiative is a dedicated, engaged coalition of industry, academia, community, and government partners focused on the remediation of Connecticut's brownfield - benefitting community development and environmental quality. Marisa Chrysochoou, Ph.D., CBI Director and Associate Pro…
 
CEDF - the Community Economic Development Fund - is a non-profit organization formed to provide resources and assistance to small businesses through customized financial solutions that allow entrepreneurs the opportunity to start and grow their businesses. President and CEO, Jim Bzdyra, sat down with CERC to share how the organization's mission is …
 
SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is America's premier source of free business mentoring and education. Since 1964, SCORE has worked with more than 11 million entrepreneurs and small businesses through mentoring, workshops, and educational resources. Ward Feirer, a SCORE CT mentor from the Southeastern …
 
With Connecticut's rich industrial history comes a rather extensive inventory of brownfield for property owners and municipalities to reckon with. The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection's Mark Lewis is our guest on this episode and discusses the services he and his team provide to oversee the investigation and remediation o…
 
As part of the Small Business Administration's National Small Business Week, CERC sat down with Jessica Dodge, Program Manager of CTNext, Connecticut's Innovation Ecosystem. CTNext, a subsidiary of Connecticut Innovations, was launched in 2012 and provides an array of strategic economic development programs that foster entrepreneurship, start-up an…
 
CEDAS, or the Connecticut Economic Development Association, is a non-profit committed to the advancement of the practice of economic development within the state of Connecticut. The president, Garrett Sheehan, is our guest on this episode to share how the member-based organization provides a forum for the community through networking and the exchan…
 
Kicking off International Economic Development Week, Patrick McMahon, President & CEO of CT Main Street Center, sat down to talk with CERC about the organization's mission and how CMSC works at both the state and local level to create and implement successful downtowns that meet the needs of residents and visitors. CMSC supports members by providin…
 
In this National Small Business Week episode, Sarah Bodley, the Managing Director of reSET, joins CERC to talk about the organization’s mission, provide a definition of what a social enterprise is, and shares the ways that reSET supports impact entrepreneurs to make Hartford the Impact City, and Connecticut the social enterprise state.https://reset…
 
The Connecticut Transfer Act was established in 1985 with an overarching purpose to address hazardous waste sites in a manner that would ensure environmental cleanup and protect the health and safety of residents. An admirable goal, the scope of the Transfer Act is very broad and can potentially affect any commercial property and even some resident…
 
With the growth of home-based business, not only in Connecticut but across the country, towns and cities are seeking new ways to support the entrepreneurs - very smallest businesses - in their communities. In this episode of CERCONOMY, Courtney Hendricson, Vice President of Municipal Services, highlights key points presented at the recent workshop …
 
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