Host: David DesRoches, Quinnipiac University
Guests: George Norfleet, Connecticut Office of Film Television & Digital Media / Danielle Bibbo, ITV America
Select+CT is a Digital Media Connecticut (DMCT) podcast series dedicated to Connecticut's Digital Media industry!
Why consider moving your business to Connecticut, apart from Boston or NYC? The short answer is tax incentives.. and it’s probably the main answer. But, there are other reasons..
Guests George Norfleet, Connecticut Office of Film Television & Digital Media, and Danielle Bibbo, ITV America, spoke with David DesRoches about the future of CT. Though not exactly Boston or NYC, George and Danielle emphasize that Connecticut’s job field for digital media students has been expanding in parallel to Connecticut’s steady economic momentum.
By luring companies here (within reason), Connecticut’s economy greatly benefits. “They’re renting cars, buying hotel rooms, food, renting equipment, there’s a multiplier effect for every dollar that they spend.. trying to pump up the revenue generating gauge,” George said in light of those companies already here.
Takeaways from George and Danielle:
Film production companies specifically are the main focus digital-media wise. The sectors of digital media will expand though, and this doesn’t mean there aren't already wonderful opportunities for those sectors.
CT has been a bit of an underdog in the workforce, but that title is predicted to change.
Infrastructure tax credit programs and Tax incentives are given to companies willing to relocate to Connecticut. This again is for both economic development and the strengthening of Connecticut's future.