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.
Welcome Businesses! Informational Packet
Check out our booklet for details on the DSSD’s role and other resources to support your needs as a growing business, from keeping the Downtown clean and friendly, connecting you to city resources, to offering free marketing and advertising for your business, and more!
Business Community VIdeo Series
This video series includes helpful tips, resoures, and information about no-cost service providers. Each video pertains to a topic important to your business: marketing, finance, planning, hiring, promoting, and more! All videos were filmed and produced by The Recinos Company.
Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce
Capital for Change
City of Bridgeport Economic Development
Community Economic Development Fund
Loans for Connecticut small business owners, primarily in low-to-moderate income communities, who are not able to obtain traditional bank financing.
Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund
A flexible working capital loan program custom designed for Connecticut’s small businesses and nonprofits.
Connecticut 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.
Financing + Incentives
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Dedicated to the growth & prosperity of Hispanic-owned businesses, advance business causes & committed to help our members maintain a competitive edge.
Minority Entrepreneurs Training Association, Inc.
Provides training, consulting and mentoring for youth and adult entrepreneurs.
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Marketing and procurement assistance to Connecticut businesses interested in selling their goods or services to federal, state, or local governments, as well as to primes.
SCORE Fairfield County
Free educational and one-on-one mentoring services to entrepreneurs and business owners looking to start or grow their business
Small + Minority Business Enterprise
Southern CT Black Chamber
Committed to ensuring the economic growth and sustainability of minority-owned companies in Bridgeport.
Werth Center @ HCC
Production and Makerspace for high school and college students, and Bridgeport community members.
Women's Business Development Council
Offering free entrepreneurial and financial education services, WBDC is dedicated to providing the tools and resources to help women thrive in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.