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165 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
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F 203 946 7683
Yale University
Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Main Campus
  • St. Raphael's Campus
Southern Connecticut State University
Population:  129,213
Land Area: 19 mi2
Median Household Income:  $39,094
Total Employment: 51,587
Educational Attainment (Age 25+):
  • High School Graduate 28%
  • Some College 5%
  • Bachelor's or More 32%
CERC: Town Profile (Connecticut Economic Resource Center):  Download
Connecticut Urban Jobs Program

New Haven qualifies for this State program, which provides benefits for eligible projects taking place in a Targeted Investment Community, but outside of an Enterprise Zone. Eligible projects include manufacturing, warehouse distribution (new construction/expansion only), and certain designated service related businesses. Benefits include: A 5-year, 80% abatement of local property taxes on all qualifying real and personal property that are new; A 10-year, 25% credit on that portion of the Connecticut Corporation Business Tax that is attributable to a qualifies business relocation, expansion or renovation project; For certain designated service businesses, benefits are provided on a sliding scale. See website for more details.  For helpful resources, click here

Federal Empowerment Zone Tax Incentives

Several New Haven neighborhoods are classified as Federal Empowerment Zones (EZs) eligible for employment credits (up to $3,000 yearly per EZ resident employed), which provides businesses with an incentive to hire individuals who both live and work in the empowerment zone. The program also provides low-cost loans through EZ facility bonds, increased Section 179 tax deductions, partial-exclusion of tax on capital gains upon the sale of certain assets, and other incentives.  For helpful resources, click here

Local Resources


DataHaven is an interactive Internet-based data resource available to all organizations and citizens interested in understanding the Greater New Haven area and its assets, opportunities, and challenges. The site includes extensive economic, social, and health data on the towns of South Central Connecticut served by either the United Way of Greater New Haven, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the Regional Growth Partnership, the South Central Connecticut Council of Governments, or the Regional Workforce Development Board.  For helpful resources, click here

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Economic Development Corporation

The Economic Development Corporation is an independent not-for-profit business resource center in New Haven.  We are ready to assist businesses in starting up, relocating to or expanding in New Haven.  We build lasting relationships with companies by getting to know who they are and what they do, and whenever possible helping them address issues that affect operations or growth. We focus on efforts and activities that build a dynamic and exciting economic climate that will help further attract and retain intellectual and investment capital.
The EDC can provide assistance in many matters, including:
  • Introductions to the New Haven business community as well as the cultural community and resources.
  • Help with local permitting/registration issues.
  • Site assistance to help companies expand at their current locations, find other space or build.
  • Match businesses and local organizations that fund new-employee training.
  • Counsel and facilitate securing federal, state and local tax credits and incentives.
195 Church Street, 14th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
P 203 785 1000
F 203 785 9900
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Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

The GNCC provides leadership in marshalling the physical, economic, and human resources of the south central Connecticut region. Membership comprises the municipalities of Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge.  For helpful resources, click here

900 Chapel Street, 10th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
P 203 787 6735
F 203 782 4329
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Visit New Haven

Visit New Haven promote Greater New Haven as a destination or stopover point for individual and group tourism. This is accomplished by engaging in visitor promotions and soliciting and servicing conventions, sporting events and other related group business. The goal is to ultimately generate overnight stays and business for area attractions and businesses, thereby enhancing the economic fabric of the region.  For helpful resources, click here

195 Church Street, 14th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
P 203 777 8550


Info New Haven

Info New Haven is an online resource for finding events, venues, restaurants entertainment, and cultural resources for visitors to Downtown New Haven.  

For helpful resources, click here

1000 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510
P 203 773 9494


New Haven City Plan Department

165 Church Street, 5th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
P 203 946 6378

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New Haven Office of Arts, Culture and Tourism

The mission of the New Haven Office of Arts, Culture and Tourism is to improve the quality of life in New Haven and to support the economic development of the City by assisting, promoting and encouraging artists, arts and cultural organizations and events in New Haven. The Office of Arts, Culture and Tourism supports a wealth of neighborhood activities through the Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program; enhances municipal buildings and schools with public works of art through its Percent for Art Program; and maintains the Urban Museum of Architecture, a museum "without walls." It also annually presents Celebrate New Haven 4th at East Rock Park; the Mayor's Halloween Parade; and the Holiday Tree Lighting on the Green. Additionally, the Office of Arts, Culture and Tourism provides support to the Connecticut Film Industry by assisting filmmakers in identifying possible locations within the city, negotiating city services and other location needs and costs.  For helpful resources, click here

165 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
P 203 946 8378


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