Norwalk, Danbury and Stamford mayors meet

Not often do you get the mayors of Norwalk, Danbury and Stamford to sit at one table, but on Wednesday they did, as they were offering their economic prognosis for each city to the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce.

In Norwalk, Mayor Alex Knopp says his city is in better than average shape. He pointed out companies like G.E. Capital, which has relocated to the Merritt 7 Complex and Talk Tours, which is now at Norden Park. Knopp says Norwalk has 40 percent of all the leasing in Fairfield County this year, putting them on the "right track."

In Danbury, Mayor Mark Boughton says his city is also doing quite well. Boughton says Danbury has the largest amount of disposable income in the United States. He also says Danbury was recently ranked as one of the top 10 places to live in the country.

But all three mayors agree that traffic is a huge threat to southwestern Connecticut. Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy calls it the number one threat, and says he doesn't think the state or Governor Rowland is treating it as a serious issue. Malloy says more money needs to be spent to improve transportation in southwestern Connecticut.

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