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Tesei said his chief advice to his successor, who will be chosen on Nov. 5, would be: â€œMost of all, be patient, be inclusive and be thankful.â€
The city that claims to have been â€œInnovating since 1641â€ is one of the stateâ€™s â€“ never mind Fairfield Countyâ€™s â€“ brightest stars at the moment in terms of business development, housing, population growth, and potential.
The multi-municipality marketing group's Sept. 13 event in midtown Manhattan has resulted in a number of tech firms looking to tour the area with an eye toward relocation.
â€œWeâ€™ve had a robust commercial base for a number of years,â€ said Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker. â€œItâ€™s important to all of us that we make sure our relationship with business continues to work for us.â€
According to Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau, the five member municipalities contribute 22 percent of the total income tax revenue to the state, while the county overall contributes 42 percent.
Addressing traffic congestion and fighting perceptions of over-development are two of his key challenges, Martin said.