Ridgefield named fourth business-friendly town

Ridgefield is one of the most enterprise-friendly cities in Connecticut.

That’s at least according to a recent study from the Yankee Institute for Public Policy. The Hartford-based non-profit ranked Ridgefield fourth in the state based on four categories — economic vitality, business tax burden, community allure, and transportation infrastructure.

“Boutiques, stores, and restaurants on Main Street and Danbury Road as well as the popular Ridgefield Playhouse attract visitors year-round,” the Yankee Institute said in its report.

“Around half of the business revenues are generated from Ridgefield residents,” the report stated. “Ridgefield’s high community allure and economic vitality outweighed the town’s low transportation infrastructure score and high tax burden, making it No. 4 on our list.”

Ridgefield trailed Fairfield, Greenwich, and Westport in the rankings. Rounding out the top 10 were Simsbury, West Hartford, South Windsor, Shelton, Glastonbury, and Branford.