The Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC) is a private, non profit corporation formed and managed through a unique partnership between utility/telecommunications companies and state government. CERC coordinates Connecticut’s business-to-business marketing and recruitment efforts on behalf of the state. It also works to help create a more positive, responsive environment for companies already doing business here, or interested in relocation to or expanding in the state. These activities are coordinated through a partnership between the CERC and the state’s economic development agencies: Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Connecticut Development Authority Connecticut Innovations, Inc. A one-stop gateway to the state’s programs and services for business, the CERC helps businesses obtain quick and accurate information in the areas of financing, export assistance, licensing, manufacturing programs, job training, utility, telecommunications and real estate help — and much more. All at no cost.