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‘Fairfield County Five’ Aims to Recruit New Businesses, Residents

Westport is now a member of “The Fairfield County Five,” a five-municipality cooperative designed to promote the area’s commercial and residential appeal, First Selectman Jim Marpe announced.

The economic development group comprises Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Fairfield and Westport. Among its aims, Marpe said, are business outreach sessions to highlight real estate opportunities within the area; hosting tours[ and educating outsiders about the business and residential environment within the five localities.

According to Marpe, a primary goal is to attract service, marketing and emerging technology businesses to the area.

To that end, he and Matthew Mandell, executive director of the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce (WWCC) are scheduled to attend in the group’s first business recruitment showcase in New York City on Nov. 2.

Friday, September 1, 2017


8 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Westport Wash & Wax (791 Post Road East) – 17th Annual Good Neighbor Day Charity Car Wash
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Teen Gaming Night
8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Appropriate”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar