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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BRBC'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:
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.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORS:
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)

 

New 10,128 SF Child Day Care Center to service up to 148 children is now open.

LOCATION: 288 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe

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Published in QR-MONROE

Plan to tear-down and rebuild former Warnaco Factory Complex. Plan entails 8-story building w/market-rate apartments, retail, parking garage, and green space.

LOCATION:  Myrtle Avenue, Bridgeport

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Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

122-year old dairy to double its size/services. Construction completed on 7,000 SF expansion of Wade's Dairy - a family-owned and operated wholesale distributor since 1893. Project supported by one million DECD funding and C-PACE Green Bank loan of $612,000 for solar installation.

Work underway on 18 solar-paneled truck ports and solar installation on 3 buildings to generate 249 kilowatts of power.

LOCATION:  1316 Barnum Avenue, Bridgeport

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Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

New Construction on building to house SHU's Literacy Center, Learning & Testing Center, and Study Abroad program is nearing completion.

LOCATION:  5060 Park Avenue, Bridgeport

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Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

The Center for Healthcare Education at Sacred Heart University, now open, is designed to offer students with aspirations in any health-care profession the best possible learning environment to ensure that they are prepared to succeed in the booming health-care industry. The new Center encompasses 120,000 square feet of exceptional learning facilities in a three-story building on 8.7 acres.

LOCATION:  4000 Park Avenue, Bridgeport

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Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

Ground has been broken for new building to house the studios and offices of WSHU National Public Radio Station, as well as, University Public Safety and a Fairfield Police substation.

LOCATION:  4959 Park Avenue, Fairfield

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Published in QR-FAIRFIELD

Historic mixed-use renovation of 5 downtown buildings. 32 market-rate apartments are now open and a new German beer hall, and a new comedy club is nearing completion.

LOCATION:   Main & State Streets, 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 87,000 SF, 216-bed Bergoglio Residence Hall featuring a fitness center, conference and multi-purpose rooms is now open.

LOCATION:  Jefferson Street and Park Avenue, Fairfield

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Published in QR-FAIRFIELD

Renovations completed on 8,000 SF, 640 seat flexible multi-purpose performance venue. The Warehouse is now open.

LOCATION:  Downtown Fairfield

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Published in QR-FAIRFIELD
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