The Town Green Special Services District in New Haven is seeking an Executive Director. More info...
Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary
Regional and state unemployment rates were slightly lower in December, with jobless rates down in 37 states - CT's unemployment rate fell to 8.2%.
Licensing and Registration in Connecticut - Walk In Day, Feb. 7
Every business in Connecticut needs to register and some may require one or more licenses. Beth Wallace, Director of CT Licensing Information Center, will provide you with the information that all new, expanding and relocating businesses need for doing business in CT.
Smart Grid Technology: What it means for CT, Feb. 14
HABE welcomes Camilo Serna, Director Strategic Planning of Northeast Utilities, to discuss what smart grid technology will mean for CT job creation, helping make/keep the state a center for innovation and what value smart grid brings for business. Contact Sonya Richmond for more info.
CT Business Day, February 29
Connecticut Business Day is the one day when hundreds of business leaders come to Hartford to be seen, be heard, and help make things clear to state lawmakers. Instead of just hearing about what’s going on at the Capitol, you can help make things happen.
NEDA 2012 Conference in Hartford
The Connecticut conference team already has some terrific plans in place, and more to come. For ongoing conference updates, check out the Hartford 2012 Blog, or go to the conference home page for registration and other details.
Is January 31st too late to wish you all a Happy New Year? 2012 will be interesting times for economic development in Connecticut, and I don’t mean that as an old Chinese curse! Earlier this month we had our first staff meeting of 2012 here at CERC, and I shared some thoughts about how to define success this year in growing the state’s economy.
CT Commercial Real Estate Conditions Improve Modestly in Fourth Quarter Survey
The latest quarterly survey on Connecticut real estate conditions, conducted jointly by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC), and DataCore Partners LLC, shows that overall commercial real estate activity strengthened a bit in the fourth quarter of 2011.
CT Outpaced Nation Every Month in 2011 in Employment Index
The latest Index shows:
Connecticut’s Monster on-line technical jobs index declined by three points from 128 to 125 between November and December. However, New England’s declined by five (from 129 to 124) and the U.S. declined by seven (from 147 to 140).
December’s index marks the first time since at least January 2008 that Connecticut’s index has been higher than New England’s.
Despite slight declines in the last two months, Connecticut’s index is 7.8 percent higher than it was a year ago. This is one tenth of a percentage point higher than the U.S. and 1.8 percentage points higher than New England.
More critically, rebasing the index to January 2008 results in Connecticut’s Monster Index being two percentage points higher than the U.S. and 22 points higher than New England.*
Analyzed by CERC, the Monster Employment Index is a monthly gauge of online job demand based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of career web sites and online job listings.
State Invests $22 Million for Marketing and Advertising to Spur Job Growth
The state has launched a new two-year marketing initiative to develop, foster and stimulate the state’s brand identity and bolster its reputation as a business and tourism destination.
Gov. Malloy Launches Effort to Revitalize the Capital Region
Governor Malloy has announced the formation of the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA), which will strengthen and broaden the redevelopment efforts in Hartford and East Hartford. Full story,,,
CERC Completes CT Department of Public Health – Medical Home Evaluation
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) was awarded a three-year grant in 2008 from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). One aspect of the grant was for an outside evaluator to review the in-house evaluation activities, conduct additional evaluation activities and report qualitatively and quantitatively on progresses made. CERC was hired to evaluate the success of the initiative.
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2012 Connecticut Economic Review Now Available
The booklet, published annually by Connecticut Light & Power and Yankee Gas, reveals a variety of data that shows how Connecticut compares to the other 49 states, and in some categories, the world. More info...
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