- Connecticut Business & Industry Association
The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) is the largest, most representative business organization in the state. Its members include businesses of all sizes from nearly all industries in Connecticut. They are the leading voice at the State Capitol and before regulatory agencies for policies that promote economic growth, a fiscally responsible state government, and a dynamic business climate. CBIA is dedicated to improving Connecticut’s economic competitiveness through the CT20x17 campaign, which is aimed at moving Connecticut into the top 20 states for business by 2017. Learn more at www.ct2017.org.
- Get Into Energy CT
Get Into Energy CT is the website of the Connecticut Energy Workforce Development Consortium (CTEWDC), a public-private partnership of representatives from energy-related businesses, government, and academia. Get Into Energy CT is a resource for: energy companies developing and expanding their talent pool; students and jobseekers exploring energy careers, scholarships, and training; and teachers seeking to broaden students’ understanding of concepts and career pathways in energy and green technology. Their mission is to meet the evolving workforce needs of Connecticut’s traditional and alternative energy suppliers and energy-efficiency companies.
- Connecticut Economic Resource Center
The Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC) is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides economic development services consistent with state strategies, leveraging Connecticut’s unique advantages as a premier business location. CERC SiteFinder® is Connecticut’s local source for free commercial real estate and demographic data to help businesses analyze a potential investment. CERC also sponsors the Connecticut’s Business Response Center, an on-line portal that provides quick and easy access to the business information needed to start, expand or relocate a business in the great state of Connecticut. The site also includes information about licensing, additional resources to help grow your business, and a comprehensive database of business programs and services.
- The Connecticut Economic Development Association
The Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS) is a not-for-profit membership organization committed to advancing the practice and process of economic development in Connecticut. The Association provides a forum and support for Connecticut’s economic development community by providing opportunities for educational and professional development; networking with members at meetings that focus on projects located in our communities; and a lunch and learn webinar series (CEDAS Academy). CEDAS also partnered with others to provide a free two-hour workshop covering the fundamentals of municipal economic development, awards professional development scholarships, and provides public policy updates. You can learn more about CEDAS by visiting their website at: www.CEDAS.org.
- Capital Workforce Partners Offers Employment Assistance
Capital Workforce Partners is the Workforce Investment Board covering the CRCOG region in north central Connecticut and is all about finding “Jobs for People and People for Jobs.” They promote and invest in youth and future workforce solutions. They identify and support the development of sustainable career paths for adult workers. And, they assist employers in targeted industries, helping them grow and remain competitive. Visit their website for additional information or click here to access their latest Annual Report.