Economic Development

City of New Haven Office of Economic Development

The mission of the Office of Economic Development is to facilitate commercial development, attract quality businesses/investment, expand employment opportunity, and improve the City’s overall quality of life to create a model, modern, world-class city in which everyone who wants a well-paying, career-oriented job can find one. As the City of New Haven navigates a world changed by the COVID pandemic, the New Haven Office of Economic Development has created the Together New Haven (TNH) economic resiliency roundtable in partnership with local business organizations and institutional partners. The goal of Together New Haven is to support and promote local companies, offer technical assistance for businesses that must find new ways to engage customers at a distance, and to connect us as a region and as a community. The Fellow would assist in the operation of TNH.

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Agency website: newhavenct.gov/ed


Collab

Collab is an organization that equips Connecticut entrepreneurs with the confidence, resources, and skills to build new ventures that contribute to economic vibrancy of our community. They prioritize serving people of color — particularly Black and Latinx entrepreneurs — in order to help combat the structural racism, economic and otherwise, that has created and maintained the racial and gender wealth inequalities in our communities. Collab is seeking a dependable, energetic Fellow that would support in the design and implementation of their development strategy. Over the summer, they hope the Fellow would gain knowledge around multiple tools and strategies (including relationship-building, grant writing, and graphic design) to share a message and bring resources to an organization.

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Agency website: collabnewhaven.org


Gateway Community College

Gateway Community College offers high-quality instruction and comprehensive services in an environment conducive to learning. They respond to the changing academic, occupational, technological, and cultural needs of a diverse population. The Fellow would assist the Director of Gateway’s Family Economic Security Program (FESP) with conducting research, data collection and analysis, and development of virtual workshops for FESP participants.

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Agency website: gatewayct.edu


Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

The Greater New Haven Chamber provides value through business resources and services to its partner companies and leads regional economic growth through bold and effective advocacy. The Fellow would work in conjunction with the director of economic development on both economic and workforce development initiatives here in New Haven. The Fellow would be researching companies in New Haven, with the goal of providing resources for their growth and retention.

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Agency website: gnhcc.com


Junta for Progressive Action

Founded in 1969, Junta for Progressive Action is the oldest Latinx, community-based nonprofit organization in New Haven, Connecticut. They collaborate with Latinx and undocumented communities in the Greater New Haven area to advance the social, economic and civic environment for all, while embracing Latinx cultural traditions. The Fellow would work with the Executive Director, Director of Social Service, and her team of Case Managers/Employment Specialists to research, design and implement effective workforce/economic development strategies.

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Agency website: juntainc.org


Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development (CED) at Yale Law School

The Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development (CED) is an interdisciplinary, transactional legal clinic that emphasizes collaboration with community organizations to promote economic growth and empowerment in underserved neighborhoods. CED focuses on neighborhood revitalization, social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, and financial access. The Fellow, under the supervision of Law School faculty members, would perform transactional legal work for community organizations focused on neighborhood revitalization, social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, and financial access.  Eligible students must be currently-enrolled Yale Law School students, and must have completed one semester of law school.

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Agency website: law.yale.edu/ludwig