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REDFO (Regional Economic Development Forum) Meetings

The Regional Economic Development Forum (REDFO) meets monthly to foster a collaborative approach to economic development in South Central Connecticut.  Each month an economic development leader is invited to present on his/her area of expertise to a cross-section of economic development directors, board members and stakeholders.  Every city/town is welcome to send a representative.  Core to the meeting is a 3 minute update from each attendee on economic news/events.  The updates give everyone the opportunity to query the other attendees regarding any questions or issues they may have.  These meetings are held on the 4th Friday of every month with the following exceptions:
  • There is no August meeting
  • The November meeting is typically rescheduled due to Thanksgiving
  • The December meeting is typically rescheduled due to Christmas

Check our calendar of events for the current REDFO meeting dates.

REDFO Presentations

Regional Water Authority March 2015
Economic Development Support 

Partnership for Strong Communities
Housing in Connecticut 2015
Housing Data Profiles by Town

Knowledge Corridor

NEC Future: Economic Development Workshop, August 2015


Subway Franchise Presentation - Ralph Piselli October 2015

Snapshot of the Growing Bio & Tech Sectors in South Central Connecticut

Growth without the Churn by Denise Graziano September 2015
Part 1
Part 2

Business Sustainability Challenge Economic Development Meeting March 2015


REDFO December 19, 2014: 20x17


Additional Presentations

Trade Shows & Conferences

Cool Communities: Innovations in how we live, work & play helping communities thrive

Hosted by Shelly Saczynski, Director - Economic & Community Development, UIL Holdings

Come network with and learn over breakfast from a great line-up of regional experts, entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders who are shaping the "cool" communities where we live, work and play.

Kevin Hively: What Kind of Community Are You?
Needed to win
•Signature elements that solve real problems
•Building on unique assets to avoid Anywhereville
•Reflect and respect changing lifestyles in community design
•Promoting physical space innovation through flexibility
•Prototyping and beta testing through temporary and interim strategies
•Economic infrastructure to mitigate innovation risk

ReSet: What's Social Enterprise got to do with it?
by James E. Woulfe
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Businesses can help resolve societal issues while still making a profit.