As business owners in Bridgeport, we know that strong cities are essential for economic growth locally and regionally. We want to help revitalize Connecticut’s largest city, but we worry about return on our investments. Bridgeport’s empty storefronts and unsafe streets are unattractive to customers. The city’s financial and competitiveness challenges deter new businesses from locating here. Business people are reluctant to buy real estate in Bridgeport for fear it will lose value over time. We worry that if Bridgeport goes bankrupt, we will lose all that we’ve invested. The city needs to make tough choices now before it’s too late.
If you are a business owner and you want a better Bridgeport, you have a voice. Tell your elected representatives you want positive change. Join Better Bridgeport and work with us for responsible solutions!