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State’s Most Notable Economic Growth Initiatives to Be Recognized - Including Alliance Initiative CT IFS

Rocky Hill, CT (October 29, 2015) – The Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC) is pleased to announce the top economic development projects, programs and leaders in the state that will be honored at the annual CELEBRATE CT! event on the evening of Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at The Bushnell in Hartford.  The honorees were selected by each region 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 growth or improvements.

The 2015 CELEBRATE CT! award honorees (by region) are: 

*North Central/Hartford
Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services Cluster, an initiative of the MetroHartford Alliance

*South Central/New Haven
Hamden Economic Development Corporation
The Guilford Commons

*Southeast/New London
Eastern Connecticut Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative Maple Lane Farms

Centerplan Companies
The Travelers Championship

Fountain Lake Industrial Park
Haynes Development Company/Oxford First Selectman George Temple

Maplewood Assisted Living LLC
Memry Corporation

Waypointe Life Style Center
Women’s Business Development Council

Bridgeport Landing Development, LLC
Gathering of the Vibes

*Central/New Britain
Costco Corporation
Stick Village

Woodstock Line Company

FuelCell Energy
Northwest Connecticut Arts Council

“CERC is proud to recognize the 2015 honorees and the many successes making a positive impact on Connecticut’s business environment,” said CERC President and CEO Robert Santy. “These awards acknowledge key people, programs and projects that are stimulating new jobs and investment in our economy.”

Nearly 200 economic development and business professionals from around the state are expected to attend CELEBRATE CT!  To register or sponsor the event, visit

About CERC
Based in Rocky Hill, the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. 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.  For more information, visit and connect to @cercinc on Twitter.


Kristi Sullivan