Revolution Wind, Connecticut DECD partner to bring 3-day offshore wind energy supply chain training to businesses.

The Business Network for Offshore Wind provides industry-leading offshore wind training. seCTer has been working to bring this workshop to the region and December, 13-15 at the Mystic Hilton, businesses and stakeholders can learn more about this oncoming industry.

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seCTer’s Offshore Wind Cluster Development:

Today, October 24th, 2022, Governor Ned Lamont announced the Connecticut Small Business Support Program.

seCTer is proudly one of the participating organizations to help businesses access resources to start and grow. To find out more, or express interest in the program, complete this form: https://www.secter.org/resources/small-business-development-entrepreneurship/.

In the coming weeks, details about eligibility and program guidelines will be released.

Economic Development in Southeastern CT & Offshore Wind

seCTer’s Executive Director, Paul Whitescarver, chats with Lee Elci about seCTer’s role in the region and the significance of the oncoming offshore wind industry. Download the interview here.

seCTer is seeking solicitations.

More details are here: RFP – Resilience Study, CEDS Online, and Regional Prospectus – seCTer

seCTer is seeking solicitations.

Please use the simplified RFP form to submit your proposal. Questions can be sent to: R.T. Hamilton Brown, Regional Economic Competitiveness Officer, rtbrown@secter.org.

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On July 25th, 2022, Governor Ned Lamont announced the Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund. “The program is aimed at helping small businesses and nonprofits, particularly those in low-income and historically underserved communities, with access to flexible working capital. The loans have a fixed, 4.5% interest rate and are available to eligible small businesses and nonprofits with operations in Connecticut that have 100 or fewer full-time employees and annual revenues of less than $8 million.”

seCTer is proudly one of the lenders for the program. Learn more here.

This was a fascinating panel discussion which was part of Economic Development Week. Paul Whitescarver, seCTer’s Executive Director participated to discuss the role of offshore wind in CT’s energy future.

Description: 

A practical talk about renewable energy technologies, with real world examples. Our panel will discuss their projects, and examine the economic benefits and challenges to developing renewable energy projects for a town or region.                                   

Panelists:

●       Paul Whitescarver, Executive Director, SeCTer

●       Paul Corey, BNE Energy

●       Rick Mullins, Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, Inc.

Moderator:  

Joel Rinebold, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT)

Download or View the Narrative Document Below.

ThayerMahan collects data on and under the world’s oceans to deliver knowledge, advantage, and value for our customers.

Our customers use ThayerMahan’s systems to expand their coverage, improve their awareness, and reduce their costs as compared to traditional monitoring assets. By merging unparalleled experience with rapid innovation, we are disrupting the conventional models of maritime domain awareness to deliver great value.

seCTer is actively developing an offshore wind industry cluster (OWIC). In December, seCTer was awarded Phase I funding to develop an application for the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC) Phase II award which is due on March 15th. For the past two months seCTer and six regional coalitions have been developing their projects. Regardless of a Phase II award, which won’t be announced until September, 2022, seCTer is committed to bringing the OWIC to fruition.

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