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)


BRBC Communication

BRBC Communication

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

24 Sep 2015
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

Sacred Heart University Student Success Center

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
30 Nov -0001
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

Sacred Heart University Center for Healthcare Education

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
24 Sep 2015
Published in QR-FAIRFIELD

Sacred Heart University WSHU Radio

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
24 Sep 2015
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

Bijou Square Phase III

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
06 Jun 2015
Published in QR-FAIRFIELD

Sacred Heart University Residence Hall

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
06 Jun 2015
Published in QR-FAIRFIELD

Fairfield Theatre Company

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

LOCATION:  Downtown Fairfield
24 Sep 2015
Published in QR-FAIRFIELD

665/711 Commerce Drive Fairfield

140,000 SF mixed-use, transit oriented development - 15,000 SF retail and 100+ studio and 1-BR apartments near new Fairfield Metro Rail Station is completed.

LOCATION:  665-711 Commerce Drive, Fairfield
20 Mar 2015
Published in QR-TRUMBULL


Construction completed on 2-story retail/office building with 5 storefronts. First floor retail - 7,280 SF, second floor office - 2,000 SF.

New businesses that have already opened include Mex on Main, Allstate, G&G Liquors and Trumbull Pizza.

LOCATION:  6528 Main Street, Trumbull
20 Mar 2015
Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT


25,000 SF renovation/expansion completed. 30 residential units complete and fully leased. Fletcher Thompson Headquarters completed and open.

LOCATION:  930 Main Street, Bridgeport 
20 Mar 2015
Published in QR-SHELTON


Now open. 228-unit rental community development. Amenities include a 6,400 SF clubhouse, cinema room, private dining room and catering kitchen, a chilled wine room for private wine storage, and more.

LOCATION:  740 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton
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