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Using Survey Results to Create Impactful Outcomes

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In this episode of CERCONOMY, guest Ana Pritchard of Compass Research Solutions, joins Alissa DeJonge to discuss why organizations conduct surveys, along with the methodologies used, and how the results can be leveraged to create impactful outcomes.

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Analyzing Your Local Economy

During this episode of CERCONOMY, Alissa DeJonge, VP of Research, and Courtney Hendricson, VP of Municipal Services, sit down to recap their recent workshop, “Analyzing Your Local Economy,” hosted by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

Courtney and Alissa share insights into the influences that impact the local economy, and run through the who, what, why, when, where and how of the need for and execution of an analysis, as well as the potential outcomes and benefits, and provide a deeper dive into some of the workshop audience questions and feedback.

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Creating a Dialogue on Important Global Issues with the World Affairs Council of CT

In this episode, Amanda Jolly, the Program Director at the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, joins Sarah Ficenec, Ph.D., AdvanceCT's Senior Research and Policy Analyst, to discuss the CTWAC mission to promote greater knowledge and understanding of international affairs among Connecticut residents. Amanda also shares information on the upcoming 2019 Global Economic Outlook event on January 16th in Hartford.

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We Heart Data

CT Data Collaborative

In this episode, Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director of the CT Data Collaborative joins Alissa DeJonge, AdvanceCT’s Vice President of Research to share information about the organization’s mission, and news about their role as the Connecticut State Census Data Center. 

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Curious George Learns About the Transforming Retail Industry

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the musical Curious George and The Golden Meatball at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford. Based on the books by Margaret and H.A. Rey, this live performance about a mischievous monkey had my son, husband, and I laughing and clapping the whole time.

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The Influences, Impacts, and Implications for the CT Energy Market

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As a follow-up to her recent presentation to the Connecticut Power & Energy Society’s 2018 Conference, Alissa DeJonge, AdvanceCT’s Vice President of Research, shares findings and considerations for the Connecticut energy sector in this episode of CERCONOMY. 

Reviewing the influences, impacts, and implications of the state’s population, demographics, and other major state industries on the Connecticut energy sector, Alissa’s perspectives on the energy industry consider the new energy choices that both businesses and residents have, and the affect they are having on the energy market.

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The Nonprofit Sector's Impact on the Connecticut Economy

In this episode of CERCONOMY, Alissa DeJonge recaps a recent presentation she gave for the Connecticut Alliance of Nonprofits at their annual conference. In addition to looking at some overall macroeconomic figures, Alissa shares data on the nonprofit sector’s impact on many different levels, and all the ways that it helps the Connecticut economy.

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On the Way to Recovery

Lehman Brothers, a name that had almost disappeared over the past many years, is suddenly being heard of again - in news, radios, even on YouTube videos. It has been 10 years since the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy that demarcated the start of the most severe economic recession in decades. Looking back at 2008 compared to the current healthy national employment rates and strong market reports, we cannot help but feel glad that we have moved on.

As with the rest of the nation, Connecticut has been through a tough 10-year period. Has Connecticut climbed out the shadow of the recession? Has the economy recovered for households in Connecticut? The answer is mixed.

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Cohousing Communities: Can Connecticut Benefit?

In this episode of the CERCONOMY podcast, Alissa DeJonge, AdvanceCT's VP of Research, is joined by Patricia McLaughlin, our Governance and Research Analyst, to discuss cohousing - planned communities of private homes clustered around shared space. Cohousing combines private homes with benefits of shared common facilities such as laundry facilities, recreational areas, and guest suites.  This structure affords the opportunity for residents to age in place, and is a more sustainable approach to living.

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