Hal Kurfehs: Connecticut Economy Needs Strategic Reform

Hal Kurfehs: Connecticut Economy Needs Strategic Reform

“When we overspend in state government we have to raise taxes, and that makes the state more expensive for business, which means growth and revenue slows, which, not surprisingly, leads to more taxes to cover the deficit. It becomes an insidious downward spiral.”

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News Times: Brookfield Leads Area in Grand-List Growth

“Projects including commercial and housing developments along the Federal Road corridor have given Brookfield the fastest-growing grand list – a measure of the value of taxable property – in the Danbury region.”

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Brookfield Ranked As The 12th Best Place to Live In Connecticut

Brookfield was ranked as the 12th best place to live in Connecticut by “HomeSnacks” which is two bloggers that analyze the best places to live in the United States. It should be noted that larger communities were favored in the study, which makes Brookfield’s rating even more remarkable.

This blogging site analyzed 268 communities in Connecticut based on “FBI data, weather patterns, education records, unemployment rates, income level and short commute time.”

The data on Brookfield is that of a town with a population of 16,487 residents, an average household income of $111,096 and an average commute time is 30.3 minutes. Brookfield spent $17,850 per student for education, while the unemployment rate is 5.1% and its crime score is 36.

Overall, these data place Brookfield in the top 4% of Connecticut  communities to live in. Brookfield is an excellent choice to live in for a family or to establish a business.

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All You Want to Know About Economic Development . . . in Brookfield

“When Money Magazine selected the top 50 of America’s Best Small Towns in late 2013 it was a watershed moment when Brookfield emerged as the ‘Best Small Town in Connecticut’ and 26th in the U.S.”  Read full article: All You Want to Know About Economic Development in Brookfield 

 

Brookfield High School Ranked Among Best in Connecticut

Article by Feroze Dhanoa:

Recently, Niche Rankings released its report on the Best Public High Schools in Connecticut, and Brookfield High School made the list at number 23.

In it, Niche ranked 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics, as well as opinions from 280,000 parents and students.

Read full article here:  http://patch.com/connecticut/brookfield/brookfield-high-school-ranked-among-best-connecticut-0

March 30th: Small Business Development Centers Presentation

ANNOUNCING SESSION WITH NELSON MERCHAN, BUSINESS ADVISOR WITH SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS (SBDC)

The Brookfield Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce a seminar devoted to helping small business grow and thrive by virtue of the tools that Mr. Merchan will make available to you. Please join us!

Date:   Monday, March 30

Time:  7:00 PM

Place:  Brookfield Town Hall, Room 133

Small Business Development Centers Presentation Information 

Planning for Prosperity

Inside Business Dec 2014

Video: Economic Development Training

This video shares the Economic Development Training hosted by the Economic Development Commission on Wednesday, October 29th: http://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerController.aspx?PGD=brookfieldct&eID=64

FREE Economic Development Workshop: October 29th @ 6:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday, October 29th 

If you are an elected or appointed Town official, or a resident with an interest in improving our Town, you will find this course to be of great interest. Learn more. 

October 29th Economic Development Training

Steps toward Prosperity for Western Connecticut

“Society is fractured and there are a myriad of demands on our time which makes it difficult for us to focus. This can be harmful to community and personal achievement if our goals become diffuse and our mind strays from the target.”

Read more  . . . Steps toward prosperity for Western Connecticut

 

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