Be sure to check out my recent interview with the Hartford Business Journal. We talked about the importance of ongoing conversation and close partnership between our business community and City Hall. I plan to be an active partner with our businesses–right off the bat. Read more:
Luke Bronin says that if he prevails, he won’t wait to engage with Hartford’s business and private sectors on issues important to both.
“I’ll be reaching out very quickly to the business community, asking them to be partners in our effort to strengthen and revitalize Hartford,” Bronin told The Hartford Business Journal. “I would like to seek their expertise and their perspective. But I also want to make sure they know they have a partner. I also want to have their partnership in some initiatives that are going to be very important to me …”
Oz Griebel, CEO of the MetroHartford Alliance, says conversations have already begun between Bronin, the business community and other private-sector pillars, such as hospitals and nonprofits, as to how they can partner with City Hall to improve, not just their lots, but the fortunes of all city residents and institutions.
“The private sector is willing,” Griebel said, “to come to the table knowing that someone is there willing to have an open conversation.”
I also discussed more details of my economic development strategy for Hartford with the Hartford Business Journal, which included thoughts on the Youth Service Corps, property tax reform, and zone designations. All of these are available online here.