Ms. Hendricson has 20 years of experience as a local economic developer with expertise in commercial real estate and business retention and attraction. Passionate about local government and its direct impact on residents and business, she oversees AdvanceCT’s service to partners, including economic and land-use support with municipalities and regions and targeted business retention and recruitment strategies.
Prior to joining AdvanceCT, Ms. Hendricson served as Assistant Town Manager in Enfield, CT, revitalizing the town’s Thompsonville section and developing a business incubator, and as Economic Development Director in Farmington, CT, targeting bioscience industry growth through strategic partnerships. She also was the director of community development for Connecticut Main Street Center. She began her career in Austin, Texas, working on large scale economic development projects for the city manager’s office. She received a bachelor’s in government and sociology from Connecticut College and a master’s in public affairs from The University of Texas at Austin.
Ms. Hendricson is the past board president of the Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS) and of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW CT). Courtney is past chair of MetroHartford Alliance’s Regional Economic Development Forum, past co-chair of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) P3 Retail Program in Connecticut, and a graduate of Leadership Greater Hartford’s QUEST leadership development program. She regularly provides municipal trainings across the state and presents at conferences nationwide, such as the International Economic Development Association, CT Conference of Municipalities and the Northeastern Economic Development Association - and is committed to the advancement of women in economic development, local government and commercial real estate.