A Future of Opportunity for All

At The Foundation 2019 Convening, "Creating a Future of Opportunity," keynote speaker Tawanna Black, Founder and CEO of the Center for Economic Inclusion challenged local leaders to not be complacent in the face of persistant racial and economic inequality.

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Creating a Future of Opportunity

While the state hovers near the bottom of national economic growth indicators, the city of New Haven and the region are well-positioned to be a future growth center for Connecticut. However, growth alone is not enough. As seen in regions around the country that are booming, the top earners are reaping most of the gains and too many are behind.

Greater New Haven can be different.

Increasing access to skills, training and employment is only part of the equation. For there to be inclusive growth, the region must also address the structural racism and gender bias that have closed the doors of opportunity to too many, for too long.

The Foundation is committed to working in partnership with local residents and institutions so that the larger community embraces a vision of Greater New Haven as a place of opportunity for all.

Lifting up our residents and creating a shared prosperity inspires us! What inspires you?

Room for Growth

The Brookings Institution’s 2018 Metro Monitor Index of Inclusive Growth tracks economic performance according to three pillars of successful economic development: growth of an economy; prosperity as measured by the wealth and income produced by an economy; and inclusion in terms of how the benefits of growth and prosperity are shared.
Greater New Haven's ranking: Growth: 74th ; Prosperity: 74th ; Inclusion: 61st

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