While preparing an economic outlook for a recent edition of the Connecticut Economic Digest, Alissa DeJonge, AdvanceCT’s Vice President of Research, investigated global and national trends focused on several industries that are in transition - and what these changes mean for Connecticut’s economy and business sectors.
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.
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.
In Connecticut, the majority of municipalities receive 90% of their revenue from property taxes, directly affecting residents’ pocketbooks. In this latest episode of CERCONOMY, Rachel Gretencord, AdvanceCT’s Research and Fiscal Analyst, joins Alissa DeJonge, Vice President of Research to discuss how the fiscal health of Connecticut’s municipalities directly affect the quality of life for its residents, and to share information on a new product that AdvanceCT has developed to help towns determine their fiscal health, and analyze it over time, leading to better short and long-term spending decisions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.