Regional Forums

Learn how the Department of Economic and Community Development and the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. are working together to help businesses grow in Connecticut.

Commissioner Catherine Smith will introduce the regional point of contact from DECD and discuss the state’s new initiatives to fuel job growth – while CERC will present an overview of new business and municipal resources for economic growth.  The event will also provide an opportunity for Q&A and a discussion on how we can further work together to foster economic development success.

Who should attend: companies, developers, chamber associates and economic development professionals



(20 min)   Commissioner welcomes and discusses DECD activity and programs, introduces Bart and Ambassador

(20 min)   Bob Santy/CERC provides overview of CERC resources and introduce partners

(20 min)   Q&A

(30 min)   Networking


Friday, March 11, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Frontier Communications, 310 Orange Street, New Haven

Monday, March 14, 9:15-10:45 a.m.

Radisson, 100 Berlin Rd, Cromwell

Wed., March 16, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Goodwin College Auditorium, 1 Riverside Dr., East Hartford

Wed., March 16, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Windham Club, 184 Club Rd, North Windham
Monday, March 21, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce, 333 Kennedy Drive, Torrington

Tuesday, March 22, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Town of Vernon, 14 Park Place, Rockville

Monday, March 28, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Cartus, 46 Apple Ridge Road, Danbury
Monday, March 28, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Margret E. Morgan Government Center, 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport
Wednesday, March 30, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Groton Municipal Building (auditorium), 2915 Meridian Street, Groton
Friday, April 1, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Landmark Square Conference Center, 4 Landmark Square, Stamford


For registration details, please contact the regional chamber of commerce in your area.