BRIDGEPORT - Mayor Bill Finch said in his annual State of the City Address that Bridgeport is poised to create new jobs, revitalize open spaces and make upgrades to the city's infrastructure that are long overdue.

The mayor spoke about new programs and initiatives that focus on attracting people and businesses to the city.

"For the first time in 60 years, Bridgeport's population is growing," said Finch. "We're overcoming obstacles that were created in large part by the great recession and we're creating jobs."

The mayor also said Bridgeport is setting a national example by creating a green economy, broadening public school options, building new parks and developing its waterfront.