The Danbury economy is thriving, said Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton to the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce at its annual Leader's Luncheon in his annual State of the City address.
Boughton said Danbury has seen existing businesses expand, including Belimo Air Controls on Turner Road, and the expansion of Danbury Hospital, among others. He pointed to new businesses opening up, including Whole Foods and other new retail stores at the Shops at Marcus Dairy. More than 50 businesses opened in Danbury in 2013.
Boughton mentioned Doctor's Express, Pricerite and a new Union Savings Bank all opened in 2013 on Main Street.
"I'd like to take all the credit for this," Boughton said. He paused for a few seconds as the chamber members laughed. "No. I'm serious. I'd like to take full credit."
"We've got the best economy in the state of Connecticut," Boughton said, and he turned to his audience. "That's about you. You make this a great economy."