Quarterly Review of Economic Development


Vested in the economic vitality of the Greater Bridgeport Region, The Bridgeport Regional Business Council takes an active role in communicating, advocating, and facilitating projects and initiatives that build and advance a vibrant and involved business community. To that end, The QR or Quarterly Review of Economic Development offers updates of the key economic development projects that build the regional economy.

To sponsor or provide content contact:

Jeff Bishop, bishop@brbc.org

Jocelyn Paoletta, paoletta@brbc.org


The QR is reviewed and managed by the BRBC Economic Development Committee.

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Chairman: Paul Antinozzi, AIA, Antinozzi Associates Architecture & Interior Design
Jeff Bishop, Bridgeport Regional Business Council
Jim Benson, Merit Insurance, Inc. Merit-PLC
Kevin Foley, Cushman Wakefield of Connecticut, Inc.
Maureen Funke, greenbox-is
David Galla, People’s United Bank
Jorge Garcia, A+ Technology & Security Solutions, Inc.
Stephen Hodson, Hodson Realty, Inc.
Dana Huff, Tighe & Bond
Curtis Jones, Civil1
Jason Julian, Julian Enterprises
Philip Kuchma, Kuchma Corporation
Ed Lavernoich, Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation
Eileen Lopez-Cordone, Avangrid
Peter Maher, Union Savings Bank
Willie C McBride Jr., WC McBride Electrical Contractors LLC
Michele McCabe, The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Inc.
Chris McFadden, Whiting Turner Contracting Company
Bruce Moore, Eastern Land Management
Dan Onofrio, Bridgeport Regional Business Council
Peter Osborne, Moneco Advisors
Jocelyn Paoletta, Bridgeport Regional Business Council
Kenneth Scala, Century 21 Scala Group
Rob Scinto, R.D. Scinto, Inc.
Charles Scott, Tri-State Realty & Insurance
Gordon Soper, PDS Engineering & Construction
Ben Toby, Prism Energy Services
Douglas Wade, Wade’s Dairy, Inc.
Bruce Wettenstein, Vidal/Wettenstein, LLC
Andrew Zlotnick, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.

Bridgeport: Thomas Gill (203.576.7221, Thomas.Gill@Bridgeportct.gov)
Fairfield: Mark Barnhart (203.256.3120, mbarnhart@town.fairfield.ct.us)
Monroe: Ken Kellogg, First Selectman (203.452.2821, kkellogg@monroect.org)
Shelton: Paul Grimmer (203.924-2521, p.grimmer@sheltonedc.com)
Stratford: Mary Dean (203.381.1351, mdean@townofstratford.com)
Trumbull: Rina Bakalar (203.452.5043, rbakalar@trumbull-ct.gov)


16,000 SF development with restaurant, retail and office units located along the Housatonic River. Pre-leasing stage. Summer 2017 ground-breaking. 

LOCATION:  131 Canal Street, Shelton

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Published in QR-SHELTON
22 Jun 2016


Brewpub/pizza restaurant being called the "Port of Call" for Pizza, Salad, and Connecticut style craft beer, brewed on premise is now open.

LOCATION:  225 South Frontage Road, Bridgeport

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Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

Pre-leasing phase in motion for 19,000 SF, three story mixed-use building with 16 - 20 ft. wide pathway linking Fairfield Avenue and Elm Street and expanding access to popular downtown Bridgeport theatres and restaurants. 

LOCATION:  Fairfield Avenue and Elm Street, Bridgeport

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Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

New retail and office space has been added and eight new apartments have all been leased and tenants are in the process of moving in. New businesses include Layla’s Falafel, Greenleaf Café and Salad Creations, Mici Asian Bistro, Branded Salon Suites, and long-time Trumbull favorite Franco Gianni’s Restaurant as well!

LOCATION:  10 Broadway, Trumbull

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Published in QR-TRUMBULL
12 Dec 2014

Madison Village

Construction completed.

Madison Village represents 16,000 square feet of new retail space.  This $3,000,000 in capital investment will create approximately 60 new jobs.  Residents are enjoying wonderful new additions to town including the Sitting Duck Tavern, Romanacci’s Pizza and Wine Bar, Upper Crust Bakery, Pure Poetry Gift Shop and 99 Bottles.

LOCATION:  4244 Madison Avenue, Trumbull

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Published in QR-TRUMBULL

Vibrant 1,124,614 SF regional mall with 176 retailers opens Cheesecake Factory and Apple store late 2014. New store and further expansion announcements anticipated for 2015.

LOCATION:  5065 Main Street, Trumbull

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Published in QR-TRUMBULL

The QR - Sponsors

At AVANGRID Success Starts with Opportunity With 3.1 million electric and natural gas customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Maine and numerous wind power facilities across the United States, AVANGRID's success depends on our ...
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Fuss & O'Neill
Celebrating our 90th year in business, Fuss & O’Neill traces its roots to 1924 as a local survey practice. Over the years, the company has added professional consulting expertise in land development, transportation, structures, water and ...
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Ganim Financial Group
At Ganim Financial, we are focused on helping you achieve your vision with integrity, passion and steadfast commitment. Based in Bridgeport since 1985, the professionals at Ganim Financial have been providing specialized employee benefits, wealth ...
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Civil 1
Located in Shelton and Woodbury, Civil 1 is a recognized leader in developing innovative land use solutions for public, private, and institutional clients throughout Connecticut. Engineering services include site planning, civil engineering, ...
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People's United Bank
Construction, permanent and interim financing for all investment property types and all dollar amounts People’s United Bank Commercial Real Estate group can accommodate relationships in excess of $1,500,000 and our Business Banking group ...
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