Stamford is the fourth largest city in the state of Connecticut and is a part of Fairfield County. The city has an approximate population of 118, 000 according the 2007 United States Census Bureau. Although Stamford is the eighth largest city in New England, it is still a part of the New York metropolitan area. The city is home to several neighborhood communities such as Cove, East Side, Shippan, Long Ridge, Glenbrook, and Springdale to name a few. More information about these and other neighborhoods can be found in the Connecticut yellowpages.The city of Stamford is often referred to as the “City that works” or “Lock City”, it is known as Rippowam by the original Native American Indian inhabitants. The city was first established in 1640 when Captain Turner of the New Haven Colony and Chief Ponus got together and signed the deed for Stamford and was officially incorporated in 1893. With the city’s close proximity to New York, Stamford was used as a commuter residence from early on. Stamford’s impressive city skyline began as a massive redevelopment in the 1960’s, by the F.D. Rich Company. It started with the tallest building in the city at the time, a 21 story building on One Landmark Square. They also were responsible for the construction of the GTE building, the Stamford Town Center, Marriott Hotel, as well as several other high rise buildings in the downtown area.A number of Fortune 500 companies call Stamford home. Some of the larger and more recognizable companies include the World Wrestling Entertainment, Time Warner Cable, and the Thomson Corporation. To learn about the other businesses and companies in Stamford, be sure to look in the business directory.
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