By Self-Storage Data Services Inc.
The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn., metropolitan statistical area encompasses 25 cities and towns located in the southernmost area of New England. The region is influenced by its New England heritage and proximity to New York City. In the past 20 years, many businesses have moved to establish international and national headquarters in the area, which has a civilian labor force of more than 462,000. Trade, transportation and utilities followed by professional and business services represent the two largest employment sectors. The Milken Institute ranks the area as 139th of Best Performing Cities in 2005.