The Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC), a nonprofit company that promotes Connecticut as a competitive business location, honored the top economic development projects, programs and leaders from regions around the state, including Middletown-based , at their annual CELEBRATE CT! recently.
More than 170 economic development and business professionals attended the event at The Bushnell to celebrate the many successes and accomplishments in growing local communities, regions and the state this year.
“These awards pay tribute to the hardworking people and successful programs and projects of 2011,” 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 2012 will bring us.”
Based in Rocky Hill, CERC is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides objective research, marketing and economic development resources consistent with making Connecticut a more competitive business environment.
The 2011 CELEBRATE CT! Award Recipients (by region) are:
ESPN, New Britain Downtown Police Headquarters
Liberty Bank, Side Street to Main Street Business & Leadership Development Program
North central Connecticut
Startup Weekend – Hartford, The Travelers Companies
Frog Bridge Development, Whitcraft
Becton, Dickinson & Company, Northwestern Connecticut Community College
South central Connecticut
Jim Torgerson, UIL Holdings; Jerry Clupper, New Haven Manufacturing Assoc.
General Dynamics Electric Boat/Naval Sub Base; Deborah Donovan, SeCTer
XL Group, Bijou Square
Matrix Corporate Center; Western Connecticut Health Network
City of Shelton, Canal St. Revitalization Program; Arthur Bogen, Valley Council of Governments