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Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra Addresses MetroHartford Alliance Rising Star Breakfast

Rising Star Breakfast iconHartford, Conn. (January 13. 2015) – More than 300 guests from across the private and public sectors gathered for MetroHartford Alliance’s Rising Star Breakfast with Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra on Tuesday morning at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro. Mayor Segarra discussed recent developments in the City, their progress and the impact on both Hartford residents and the business community.  

“Today, the City of Hartford is better than it’s been in recent history,” the Mayor noted. “We have more economic development than we’ve had in the past 40 years. Our schools have the highest graduation rate ever recorded. Our city is safer than it’s been in decades. There’s more foot traffic downtown than ever before - and a perfect example of that is that we’re here today at Infinity Hall.”

“The support of the Alliance’s investors and sponsors make events like the Rising Star Breakfast possible,” remarked Oz Griebel, Alliance President and CEO. “We’re honored that the Mayor could be with us again as he has for the past several years. The City of Hartford is truly the heart of our region, and together we’re making it an even better place to live and work.”

The Alliance would to thank the event sponsor, Bank of America, and Joseph Gianni, Local Market Delivery / Senior Vice President, Segment Executive, for his introductory remarks. Thanks also to the event’s media sponsors, Fox Connecticut Media Group and the Hartford Courant Media Group, and Infinity Music Hall, which provided the venue. Finally, many thanks go to all of the Alliance’s investors for their ongoing support as the Alliance competes for jobs, capital, and talent.

About MetroHartford Alliance
The mission of the MetroHartford Alliance is to compete aggressively and successfully for jobs, talent and capital for the Hartford Region and to ensure that the Hartford Region is a premier place for all people to live, work, play and raise a family.  Through its members’ intellectual capital and financial investment, the Alliance is able to implement key strategies that further our regional goals of job growth, wealth creation, and talent attraction and retention. Visit for more information.