Location: This event is 100% virtual! Find the link to the registration page below.
This is a hybrid event! You can attend both online and in-person!
Start Date & Time:
Sep 15, 2022 5:30 AM
End Date & Time:
Sep 15, 2022 7:30 PM
Price for members:
Price for non-members:
Description: Thrive Emerging Leaders, a program affiliate of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, works to bring a divrse group of young professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders together to grow their connections within the Greater Bridgeport region through social and professional events and various community service initiatives. Thrive welcomes all people in their 20s and 30s to grow, get rooted, and give back.
Organized By: Bridgeport Regional Business Council
Description: THE BRBC VISION
The vision of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council in the years ahead is to be the region's premier business organization, one that will work with its membership to create an environment where: Small business is attracted and thrives
Communities and organizations are collaborative
Identified economic development projects that are part of an overall economic development vision are successful
THE BRBC MISSION
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 of Bridgeport is key to the growth and stability of the region.
The ratio between residential and commercial and industrial tax burden in Bridgeport 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.
And, significant private capital investment will result after public investment improves infrastructure and public facilities.
THE ROLES OF THE BRBC
The roles of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council are: To be a leader, initiator, and facilitator in local and regional economic development efforts
To be an advocate for our members and the business community at large in the halls of government
To be a business and community booster by inspiring business investment to our region via positive reporting on economic development and business innovation
To be a leader in efforts to raise the level of regional cooperation
To foster business growth via the delivery of networking, professional development, and marketing opportunities to members and the business community at large