Dear Members,

You'll find in this, my last Timpanelli Topics for the BRBC, the latest digital update to our Quarterly Review of Economic Development, The QR.  This is Volume 10 and it is a fine example of the positive and exciting economic development story of the Bridgeport Region.

A story that I have devoted a good portion of my life to.

After 28 years as Chief Executive Officer of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, I am now ready to embark on yet another new path - the next stage of what has so far been extremely satisfying career path. I have been exceptionally fortunate since graduating from Sacred Heart University in 1969 to be able to enjoy the five different rewarding paths that I have chosen - first as a middle school teacher, then as Town Clerk and First Selectman of the Town of Trumbull, a partner in a real estate appraisal company, and since 1988, as the President & CEO of the BRBC.


Dear Members,

Readers may recall my last Timpanelli Topics  referenced some of the major changes that have taken place within Bridgeport, the central city of our economic region.

Nearly 25 years of change has dramatically altered the face of Bridgeport ­ positioning the City and Region for jobs growth.

Over that period of time, the Bridgeport Regional Business Council's work in partnership with the city and the state has resulted, or will eventually result, in the creation of about 27,000 job opportunities. A clear demonstration of the success of our work to fulfill the organization's mission.


Dear Members,

Those of you among our member businesses who have had the opportunity to visit our offices at 10 Middle Street on the 14th floor know that the BRBC is fortunate to have a wonderful view overlooking the heart of the City of Bridgeport.

Even though we have been at this location for over 25 years, we still marvel that from this vantage point we are able to see Bridgeport's vast potential, as well as recognize the connection that the region has to the central city.

I vividly recall when the leadership of the BRBC made the strategic decision to relocate our offices here. It was done in recognition of the economic development driven mission that was adopted for our business association back in the late eighties.

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