Starting a Business in Bridgeport

With a very diverse workforce, unparalleled access to transportation options, beautiful streets and parks within close proximity of the powerhouse Northeastern market, Bridgeport is an ideal city to start your business.

Information and Resources

Greater Bridgeport SCORE

Whether you are starting a new business, or want to improve your existing business, Bridgeport Score has services to help you.

Smart Start for Business

Whether you are starting, purchasing, expanding or relocating a business, Connecticut Licensing Business Info Center makes it easy for you to navigate through the various licensing and registration requirements.

Connecticut Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Connecticut State University System, public and private partners throughout Connecticut. SBDC provides a wide array of management and technical assistance to business owners and entrepreneurs for strengthening business performance and sustainability.

U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA offers a variety of programs and support services to help you navigate the issues you face with your initial applications, and resources to help after you open for business.

Small & Minority Business Enterprise

The mission of the Small & Minority Business Resource Office is to provide the resources and information small, minority, and women-owned businesses need to compete for business opportunities with the City of Bridgeport.


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Contact Information

Thomas F. Gill
Director of OPED
Office of Planning and Economic Development
999 Broad Street
(203) 576-7221