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CEDAS #EconomicDevelopmentWeekCT Selfie Contest Info

Thanks to all who participated in the #EconomicDevelopmentWeekCT selfie contest!  

Our winners are Ryan Duques, Kristen Gorski, and DECD Commissioner David Lehman





#EconomicDevelopmentWeekCT takes place between May 6 and May 10, 2019. This post shares important information about the day, concept, and also includes pre-written materials to email and tweet to build community support for CEDAS’s #EconomicDevelopmentWeekCT selfie contest.

The Basics

Local government professionals and elected officials from around the state participate in Connecticut’s first-ever #EconomicDevelopmentWeekCT selfie contest. The day is organized by the Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS), the statewide professional association that connects, communicates, and educates about economic development. In 2019, CEDAS is sponsoring an awards program for the best #EconomicDevelopmentWeekCT selfies. The top-three most liked photos will be featured on CEDAS’s Facebook page cover photo.

#EconomicDevelopmentWeekCT selfies are a great way to show Connecticut economic development professionals, businesses, and residents what economic development looks like in your community. Every community has a different approach to economic development, and we want to educate the public that the best type of economic development is that which fits in with the character of your community.

May 6-10, 2019

In front of any building or project that shows what economic development looks like in your community.

#EconomicDevelopmentWeekCT selfie contest is a chance to celebrate accomplishments in economic development and the important work happening, particularly at the local level, to support the business community across Connecticut.

Individuals and groups take “selfies” (self portraits) in front of significant buildings or other projects that showcase the meaning of economic development to the community and use the hashtag #EconomicDevelopmentWeekCT to compile the photos on Twitter and/or Facebook. CEDAS also compiles the pictures on its Facebook page and oversees the award program.


Promotional Tools

  • Email: It’s (almost) the most glorious weekof the year for economic development professionals and volunteers: #EconomicDevelopmentWeekCT selfie contest day! The Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS) wants to celebrate your community’s economic development accomplishments – big and small. Whether you work/volunteer for a town, nonprofit, state agency, or other economic development organization, May 6-10 is the week to snap a selfie in front of an economic development project that is significant for your community. We’ll be awarding the top three most-liked selfies on Twitter a spot on the CEDAS Facebook homepage for the next year, so be sure to encourage your constituents to vote. This is your chance to show your pride in your community’s economic development efforts. Mark your calendars and get ready to make history between May 6th and May 10th, 2019! #EconomicDevelopmentWeekCT is coordinated by CEDAS.
  • Tweet:  #EconomicDevelopmentWeekCT takes place from May 6-10! Snap a picture in front of _____ building or project that showcases the best of economic development and use the hashtag to show your civic pride! Make sure you tag CEDAS (@CEDAS) to have your entry count.
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