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New Haven is the second-largest city in Connecticut after Bridgeport and the sixth-largest in New England with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 129,779 people. According to a census done by the Census Bureau as of July 1, 2012, the city had a population of 130,741. New Haven is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010.

REX is a non-profit regional economic development organization serving South Central Connecticut.  Originally founded as Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) in 1996, it evolved into REX in early 2010.  With the exciting opportunities available in the region, the RGP brand did not reflect the energy and potential of Greater New Haven.  REX – Regional Economic Xcelleration – captures the true essence of South Central Connecticut.  With a bright, driven, socially responsible community, progress oc

United Illuminating (UI) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR).

UNITE HERE represents workers throughout the U.S. and Canada who work in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, and airport industries.

UNITE HERE boasts a diverse membership, comprising workers from many immigrant communities as well as high percentages of African-American, Latino, and Asian-American workers. The majority of UNITE HERE members are women.

Yale University has been a part of the New Haven community for three centuries. Today, more than 2,500 undergraduates—nearly one-half of all Yale College students—volunteer in community service activities in New Haven, many of them in New Haven Public Schools.

The Connecticut Department of Labor is a friend of the workers. The agency strives to help employees, as well as job seekers, displaced workers, students, and employers. Through its wide variety of programs, the department offers career guidance, consulting, assessment, and veterans services. The agency also provides education and training, including apprenticeships and its welfare-to-work program, and support for people with disabilities.

NewAlliance Foundation was established in 2004 through a contribution of $40 million in stock from NewAlliance Bancshares, Inc. at the time of the Bank’s initial public offering. Committed to the same long history of philanthropy of its predecessor, The New Haven Savings Bank, NewAlliance formed the Foundation to enhance economic vitality and improve the quality of life for residents in the communities it served.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is a philanthropic institution that was established in 1928. For 85 years, thousands of donors have built the community endowment by establishing permanent funds or making gifts to existing funds that distribute grants to nonprofit organizations. These donors, past and present, make their gifts to ensure that programs and causes that matter most to them will be supported today and forever.

Beyond traditional banking products and services, Key supports communities through the important work of KeyBank Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1969 and funded by KeyCorp. The Foundation’s mission is to support organizations and programs that prepare individuals for thriving futures and is advanced through three funding priorities – Neighbors, Education and Workforce – and through Community Service.

We know that our long-term success is directly linked to the success of our customers and the communities we serve. Through a combination of strategic relationships with local and national nonprofits, grants, volunteer activities, and other community investments, we’re creating solutions that help strengthen the communities in which we operate and grow local economies around the world.