In 1978, an extraordinary group of Stamfords business, government and community leaders joined together to create the Stamford Economic Assistance Corporation. SEACs board of directors brought a focus both practical and visionary to their economic development efforts: downtown renewal, neighborhood health, long-term planning, and creating a framework for coordinated public and private sector efforts were among its early activities.
In 1988, SEAC became the Stamford Partnership, Inc. --a name change its President David Anderson explained was more descriptive of our role in the community and the unique manner in which we engage the resources of the public, private and community sectors and put them to work in addressing community issues.
Over the past three decades, the Stamford Partnership has helped initiate the Stamford Public Education Foundation, the DSSD, the Urban Transitway and Commuter Shuttle services. It has helped shape the citys affordable housing policy, sponsored planning studies, convened neighborhood organizations, and saw the UConn Downstate Initiative come to fruition.
Today, Stamford has been identified as one of the countrys most successful cities. The Stamford Partnership is proud to have collaborated in that achievement.
The Stamford Partnership is a public/private partnership working to enhance the quality of life for those who live and/or work in Stamford.
As Stamford's primary civic organization, the Partnership is part convener, part think tank, part incubator. It brings together a wide spectrum of constituencies and stakeholders to identify needs, resources, and opportunities to engage leadership and prompt action to improve the city's quality of life. It is a catalyst for debate and discussion, and initiates civic projects through public, community and private sector collaborations.