Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the man who wants to be Connecticut’s next governor, is seeking an “economic partnership” with Waterbury, the Newstimes reports. Unlike Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin’s pitch to regionalize, Boughton is calling for a relationship with Waterbury that would turn I-84 into an economic corridor. Danbury and Waterbury are 25 miles apart. Bronin is looking for suburban towns to help Hartford’s financial crisis.
“With two airports, a highly educated workforce, and a solid public transportation system, Danbury to the west, and Waterbury to the east, the Housatonic Valley can be a powerhouse of innovation, job growth, and creativity,” Boughton told the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Luncheon last week.
Boughton is a Republican. Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary, a Democrat, was unavailable for comment.