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CERC rebrands as AdvanceCT; hires VP of business development

Formerly with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and the U.S. Department of Commerce, David Campbell has 17 years of economic development, international business and policy experience, including expertise in attracting foreign direct investment, entrepreneurs, and innovative technologies.

Need to ‘do a better job’ in marketing CT to business...

Marketing an individual company is obviously not the same as marketing an entire state. But according to Peter Denious, who in August was appointed...

Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge named to CERC board

In addition to the Stamford executive, the CERC board voted to add leaders from Eversource, Avangrid Networks, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and Quinnipiac University.

Need for greater collaboration between government, business cited at Norwalk Chamber...

The state Department of Economic and Community Development and the Connecticut Economic Resource Center are working on a statewide economic development plan "that people can believe in," said CERC President and CEO Peter Denious. "Our aspirations and goals are extremely ambitious.”

Manufacturing, government must unite to improve business climate, speakers at CT...

According to CBIA/CONNSTEP’s first Connecticut Manufacturing Report, issued at the 2019 Manufacturing Summit, workforce tops manufacturers' concerns, with 60% of poll respondents saying it was their most significant need – and 56% saying it was “difficult” to both find and retain young workers.

Lamont taps Goldman exec to oversee state’s new economic development strategy

David Lehman, a managing director at Goldman, will serve both as the state’s new commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development  and as the governor’s senior economic adviser.

Job index seesaws down

An index showed a marginal decrease in job postings online in Connecticut between August and September.

Gloomy optimism among CT businesses

As the economy slowly recovers, business confidence remains fragile in Connecticut, according a new survey by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.