The mission of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council is to increase the economic opportunities for the people of the Bridgeport Region by acting to create an environment for business expansion, retention, and recruitment that will result in jobs and tax base growth.

  • This mission is premised on the following assumptions: The economic growth of the City is key to the growth and stability of the region.
  • The ratio between residential and commercial and industrial tax burden in the City must be shifted, i.e., the proportion of 65% of the tax burden coming from residential taxpayers and 35% from non-residential must be turned around.
  • In order to prevent a mass exodus of middle class taxpayers as property taxes increase, significant growth in the grand list must occur.
  • Significant growth in the grand list comes from significant capital investment.