Bridgeport receives $3.7 million from the state for infrastructure and economic development

The Bridgeport city government announced it would receive $3.7 million from the State Bond Commission to fund infrastructure and economic development initiatives.

The city will receive $1.5 million for the development of Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute Inc. facilities at the Home for the Brave Rehabilitation Institute, $2 million for Mount Growmore Hydroponic Farming Greenhouse and Wellness Campus efforts in promoting from indoor urban agriculture, and $250,000 to renovate Ellsworth Field’s fence and dugouts for its minor league fields.

“We are pleased with the approved funds, which will benefit Bridgeport’s economic and community development potential,” said Mayor Joe Ganim.

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