Dear Economic Development Colleagues-
Do you have a hand in economic development for your community or region? Please take a moment to participate in the Connecticut Local Economic Survey at http://s.uconn.edu/ledo. The survey will close on Friday, February 2 at 4 pm. The Connecticut Local Economic Development Survey is coordinated by the University of Connecticut Extension in partnership with the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC), the Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS) and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM). The purpose is to understand who is involved in economic development activities in Connecticut and how economic development strategies are conducted at the local level over time.
According to the developer of the survey, Laura Brown, Community & Economic Development Educator with the University of Connecticut Extension, the results will be used to help municipalities and organizations identify opportunities to coordinate on regional strategies, make comparable investments in economic development, and implement strategies that are most effective. “This study will help communities see where they stand compared to others in and outside of Connecticut.” The survey includes some questions that are also conducted as part of a national survey implemented by the International City County Management Association every five years.
The results of the study will be made public in Spring 2018 but participants may opt to have the results sent to them as soon as they are available. The survey asks about structure and organization of economic development functions in organizations and municipalities, investments being made in economic development, strategies being implemented and how are they evaluated, and demographic information about economic development staff.
For more information about this survey please contact Laura Brown, Community & Economic Development Educator, University of Connecticut Extension, firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-207-0063.