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Notable Economic Growth Initiatives To Be Recognized At CERC Event

Published: November 23, 2012


    Notable Economic Growth Initiatives To Be Recognized At CERC Event

    ROCKY HILL – The Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc (CERC), a nonprofit company that provides resources to support making Connecticut a competitive business environment, is honoring the top economic development projects from regions around the state at its annual event Celebrate CT! on the evening of Wednesday, November 28, at The Bushnell in Hartford.

    More than 150 economic development and business professionals from around the state are expected to attend Celebrate CT! to recognize top companies, projects, programs, organizations, and individuals for their contribution to the state’s economy – such as consistent or growing employment levels, role in changing the character of its community or civic engagement, strong public/private collaboration to encourage new investment, or leadership resulting in regional growth or improvements.

    “These awards pay tribute to the hardworking people and successful programs and projects of 2012,” said CERC President and CEO Robert Santy. “We at CERC are proud to partner with the regions to celebrate these admirable honorees, and we look forward to what 2013 will bring us.”

    The 2012 Celebrate CT! Award Recipients (by region) are:

    *North Central / Hartford


    Connecticut-Israel Technology Summit

    *Central / Bristol

    Yarde Metals

    Hospital of Central Connecticut Cancer Center

    *South Central / New Haven

    Gateway Community College

    Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

    *Waterbury / Naugatuck

    City of Waterbury Anti-blight Program

    Naugatuck River Greenway, Town of Beacon Falls

    *Northwest / Torrington

    Alcoa Howmet

    Torrington Downtown Partners

    *West / Danbury

    Boehringer Ingelheim

    KimchuK Inc.

    *Southwest / Stamford / Bridgeport

    Pepperidge Farm

    Stamford Hospital and Charter Oak Communities


    GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corp.

    Middletown Summer Youth Employment Program

    *Southeast / New London / Norwich

    Lawrence + Memorial Hospital

    OpSail CT 2012

    *Northeast / Windham

    Quinebaug Manufacturing Technology Center Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market & The Farmers’ Market Trail

    Based in Rocky Hill, the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides objective research, marketing and economic development resources to support making Connecticut a more competitive business environment. For more information, visit and connect to CERC on FaceBook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@cercinc).