June 20, 2019 - Bridgeport

Bridgeport-Stratford Opportunity Zone Information Forum 

For the second year in a row the Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC), in collaboration with several local partners, held a Bridgeport-Stratford Opportunity Zone Information Forum at the Bijou Theatre in downtown Bridgeport. The forum occurred on June 20th and its purpose was to provide clarity on Opportunity Zone guidance recently issued by the US Department of the Treasury.   The forum was free of charge with a networking reception at the end of the formal program and attracted 85 attendees.  Attendees came from throughout Fairfield and New Haven Counties, and a wide variety of industry sectors, including banking, real estate, construction, equity finance, and legal.  


June 11, 2019 - Bridgeport

BRBC's 145th Annual Meeting: Re-cap

Nearly 300 business and community leaders gathered on June 11, 2019, 12:00 noon at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn & Conference Center for the Bridgeport Regional Business Council’s (BRBC’s) 145th Annual Meeting & Luncheon. The traditional focus of the BRBC’s Annual Meeting is Economic Development.


June, 2019

Condition management: Tackling health care costs for employers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that chronic diseases and related lifestyle risk factors account for 86 percent of our nation’s total health care costs and are the leading drivers of health care costs for employers.What’s more, it is estimated that by 2020, 83 million people will have three or more chronic diseases.2

In addition to increased medical costs and insurance premiums, employers are also impacted by indirect costs such as increased absenteeism and reduced productivity. Productivity losses from missed work due to chronic conditions cost employers $225.8 billion, or $1,685 per employee, each year.3

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