joel2By Joel Schiavone

This is a second in a series of articles by entrepreneur and New Haven stalwart Joel Schiavone on the management and future of the city. See the first New Haven, Road to Where at this link. You are invited to join the conversation with Joel, by sending your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for publication. Or you may comment directly on the article. We invite you to share his thoughts as well. 

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In the first of my articles on the New Haven financial situation I tried to point out how the problem was structural and not solvable simply by raising taxes. Sure enough, the City’s only response to an overwhelming deficit for the next couple of years is to raise taxes. I tried to point out that this is a zero sum game, meaning they will never get caught up until the City runs out of money which I expect within the next six months.

Paynter Betsy Newtown 180x225By Betsy Paynter

Brookfield, Connecticut is the perfect lace .to live, play, raise a family and run your business -

Brookfield, Connecticut is the perfect place to live, play, raise a family and run your business. A 20 square mile town, located in Fairfield County in southwestern Conn., Brookfield is a quintessential New England town. Strategically located between metropolitan areas of NYC, New Haven, Hartford and Boston, make Brookfield an appealing location for industry to move their products with ease. Vehicular access exists along Interstate 84, running east-west from Pennsylvania through Brookfield to Hartford onto Boston. US Rtes. 7, 25 and 202 intersect I-84 within Brookfield. It’s convenient proximity to interstate highways, air and rail transportation along with a highly skilled work force make Brookfield a great place to do business.