New Naval & Maritime Consortium (NMC) Community Partners Spotlight

Meet Our Newest Community Partners:

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State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

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The Department of Economic and Community Development is the state's lead agency responsible for strengthening Connecticut’s competitive position in the rapidly changing, knowledge-based global economy. The agency takes a comprehensive approach to economic development that incorporates community development, transportation, education, and arts and culture. Specifically, the department:

  • Supports existing businesses and attracts new businesses and jobs with a wide range of programs and services to help companies prosper;
  • Promotes Connecticut industries and businesses here at home, throughout the country and across the globe;
  • Strengthens Connecticut’s communities by providing funding and technical support for local community and economic development projects;
  • Works to make tourism a leading economic contributor and a source of pride for Connecticut;
  • Develops and strengthens the arts in Connecticut and makes artistic experiences widely available to residents and visitors; and
  • Helps to eliminate brownfield properties by promoting smart growth principles, strengthening public/private partnerships and providing a one-stop resource for expertise.

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401 Tech Bridge

Description

401 Tech Bridge, a non-profit economic development organization, serves as a super-connector for companies that are developing leading-edge advanced materials, technologies, and products, enabling business growth, and speeding the process of finding commercial and dual-use applications for technologies. 401 Tech Bridge facilitates collaboration across industry, government and academia and leverages the resources and expertise of the region’s vibrant advanced materials and technology ecosystem, which spans industries and activities ranging from infrastructure development and naval research to oceanographic and offshore wind enterprises.

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Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA)

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The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) was formed to identify, champion and coordinate issues that contribute to our National security and provide benefit to our members, local communities, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and other Federal Government agencies. SENEDIA’s vision is to be a catalyst for thought leadership and technical innovation in undersea technology, cybersecurity and other critical defense technologies. Our mission is to enable the development of the innovative technology, foster thought leadership and facilitate required workforce development. We provide up-to-date information on Defense and Homeland Security industry issues and initiatives. Our alliance maintains detailed knowledge of the industrial base that supports our local Federal, Defense and Homeland Security installations and provides up-to-date information on Defense and Homeland security industry issues and initiatives to our members, citizens, state and local governments, and congressional delegations.

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College of the Environment at Wesleyan University

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The College of the Environment at Wesleyan University was created with a belief in the resilience of the human spirit and a desire to develop a long-term vision of human and ecosystem health. Our mission, simply stated: to change the world. The most important challenge facing current and future generations of humans will be the quality of the environment and the allocation of dwindling natural resources among populations. In the face of severe challenges, we believe in the possibility of changing the trajectory of humans on the planet for the better. To that end, Wesleyan’s College of the Environment seeks to develop informed citizens who can discuss environmental issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, understand their connections to social or political issues, and derive well-formulated independent conclusions.

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