Business Assistance

Do Business in Downtown Bridgeport

Thinking of opening or growing your business in Downtown? Check out these local resources that can help you start, operate, and expand your business here. 

Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce

Targeted legislative, networking, and business development events that promote, assist and advocate for member businesses.

Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation

Project management, lending, and grant administration for economic development projects.

Capital for Change

Loans to small businesses that contribute to the well-being of their communities.

City of Bridgeport Economic Development

Learn more about economic development projects and business development in Bridgeport.

CT Small Business Development Center

Free business advising to start, grow and thrive in Connecticut.

Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County

Marketing, networking, professional development, and advocacy for artists, creative businesses, and cultural groups.

Downtown Bridgeport Merchants Association

Networking and collective action towards sustainable business growth and supportive marketing for Downtown Bridgeport.

Entrepreneurship Foundation

Providing effective resources for educators and entreprenurs. 

Financing + Incentives

Learn more about programs that support business growth and innovation in Bridgeport.

Plan Bridgeport

Explore Bridgeport’s development priorities for the next decade.

Small + Minority Business Enterprise

Information for small, minority, and women-owned businesses to compete for business opportunities with the City of Bridgeport.

SCORE Fairfield County

Free educational and one-on-one mentoring services to entrepreneurs and business owners looking to start or grow their business

We can provide useful information about the neighborhood and answer any general questions you might have about doing business here. Contact us at 203.908.3622 or via email at