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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December 2018 Update LinkJune 2018 Update LinkApril 2018 Update LinkDecember 2017 Update LinkSeptember 2017 Update ,  June 2017 UpdateLink to Volume 12, ( Year 3: Link to Vol. 11Link to Vol. 10 PDFLink to Vol. 9 PDFLink to Vol. 8 PDF ); ( Year 2: Link to Vol. 7 PDFLink to Vol. 6 PDFLink to Vol. 5 PDFLink to Vol. 4 PDF); (Year 1: Link to Vol. 3 PDFVol. 2 PDFVol 1. PDF)

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)


BRBC Communication

BRBC Communication

Contact Jocelyn Paoletta, BRBC Communication Director at paoletta @ brbc dot org.

22 Jun 2016
Published in QR-STRATFORD

Hubbell Electric Water Heaters

Expansion project with $2.1 million Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

LOCATION:  Seymour Avenue, Stratford
22 Jun 2016
Published in QR-STRATFORD

Ferry Boulevard Plaza

Approved by Zoning Commission. 1.69 acre site in new Transit Oriented district. 71 Apartments. 57 efficiency's and one bedroom and two bedroom units.

LOCATION:  335 Ferry Boulevard, Stratford
22 Jun 2016
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT


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
05 Apr 2016
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

West Gate Apartments

61,552 SF, five-story, 48 unit integrative, supportive housing building with ground floor office space and parking is now open. 2nd through 5th floors house 800 to 1350 SF apartments.

LOCATION:  515 West Avenue, Bridgeport
30 Nov -0001
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

Crescent Crossings

93 new 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments in Bridgeport's East Side are now open.

LOCATION:  160 Church Street, Bridgeport
31 Mar 2016
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

Barnum Avenue Business Center

20,000 SF of 35,000 SF Industrial Park project now open. Yale New Haven utilizing 1/3 of available space. Property consists of 15 acres, with rail siding, and 300,000 SF.

LOCATION:  1315 -1558 Barnum Avenue, Bridgeport
09 Jan 2016
Published in QR-FAIRFIELD

Fairfield University Health Sciences Building

Healthcare sciences and STEM education facility at Fairfield University is now open.

LOCATION:  1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield University, Fairfield
24 Sep 2015
Published in QR-STRATFORD

Fed Ex Ground Stratford

225,000 SF distribution center on 28-acre parcel off Lordship Boulevard is now open.

LOCATION:  Woodend Road/Lordship Boulevard, Stratford
24 Sep 2015
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

Warnaco Bridgeport

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
24 Sep 2015
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

Wade's Dairy Expansion

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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