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Economic Development at the Speed of Business John Bourdeaux-AdvanceCT

John Bourdeaux, AdvanceCT and Ari Santiago, CompassMSP

In this 4th anniversary episode of the Made in America podcast, we are joined by John Bourdeaux, CEO of AdvanceCT.


AdvanceCT is a private organization that partners with Connecticut state economic development to expand current CT businesses, attract new businesses, market the state, and provide the research needed to successfully accomplish those goals.  

John's enthusiasm for the state and the work of his organization is palpable. He talks about the importance of CT manufacturing companies reaching out to AdvanceCT if they have not yet taken advantage of the programs the state offers for growth and development. AdvanceCT will help them navigate what is available to support their organization.  

John talks to Ari about AdvanceCT's 60% focus on expanding opportunities for existing CT businesses and 40% focus on attracting new ones. He speaks in depth about how CT attracts new business and gives concrete examples of CT's competitive advantages that would make even the most skeptical business owner reconsider their opinions. 

This episode will make you excited about the direction of the state and its economic development possibilities!    

John's Favorite book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey  
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John and Ari discuss: 
Economic Development 
Business retention 
State support 
Competitive advantage 

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