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)


Jocelyn Paoletta

Jocelyn Paoletta

Communication Director @ Bridgeport Regional Business Council

08 Dec 2016
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

Seaview Plaza Retail Center

150,000 SF Regional Retail Development to include a full-service grocery, pharmacy, restaurants, entertainment uses and public access linear waterfront park.
Construction to commence summer 2017.

LOCATION:  837 Seaview Avenue, Bridgeport
31 Mar 2016
Published in QR-MONROE

Mondial Automotive Inc.

Specializing in re-manufactured and new equipment for the heavy-duty automotive and marine aftermarket. 

LOCATION: 35 Cambridge Drive, Monroe

24 Sep 2015
Published in QR-MONROE

The Goddard School

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

LOCATION: 288 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe

24 Sep 2015
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

Mclevy Square Redevelopment

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
20 Mar 2015
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT


Construction completed on 56 apartments, 1 & 2 bedroom. Amenities include exercise room, common areas, all with washers/dryers, and granite countertops.

LOCATION:  3336 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport
20 Mar 2015
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT


Construction completed on mixed use building that includes 9K SF early learning center and 30 affordable apartments (1/2 set aside for veterans).

LOCATION:  1803 Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport
20 Mar 2015
Published in QR-MONROE


11K SF Axel Plastics Research Laboratories (AXEL), a U.S. based manufacturer of mold releases and additives for plastics, rubbers, and urethanes. 

LOCATION: 50 Cambridge Drive, Monroe

20 Mar 2015
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

Steelpointe Harbor - Bass Pro Shops

150,000 SF Bass Pro Shops, anchor tenant for Steelpointe Harbor - new 2 million SF super-regional waterfront destination now open.

LOCATION:  1 Bass Pro Drive, Bridgeport
25 Nov 2014
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

University of Bridgeport

New Ernest C. Trefz School of Business now open. New 225 Residence Hall for the university of Bridgeport to house expanding enrollment.

LOCATION:   University Avenue, Bridgeport
25 Nov 2014
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT


Construction/transformation of 146,000 SF metal goods factory to U-Haul showroom, truck rental, self storage, u-box facility is underway.

LOCATION:  365 Cherry Street, Bridgeport
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The QR - Sponsors

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Fuss & O'Neill
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Ganim Financial Group
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Civil 1
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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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