BRIDGEPORT, WEST VIRGINIA (population: 8,582) is located in Harrison County in the North Central area of West Virginia. Nestled at the intersection of U.S. 50 and Interstate 79, Bridgeport is at the southern end of what has been termed the “High-Tech Corridor”. Bridgeport has been a conservative driven community placing value on keeping the financial stability of the community at the forefront of their capital planning and growth. They are a value-driven organization dedicated to responsive, respectful and courteous customer service. The total budget for 2018-2019 including all funds is about $38 million with a general fund budget of around $15.6 million.
Bridgeport is a vibrant and growing community and has been a hotspot for growth in the state. The city has continued to experience development pressures due to the community’s ideal regional location with excellent interstate highway access location and a regional airport that continues to increase connectivity for the city via air travel. The city is a model of how to use planning for the betterment of the entire community by investing in infrastructure well in advance of development, gathering community input and support for major improvements such as the new $41M dollar Bridgeport Recreation Complex.