The locals are an inspired and motivated workforce, with 33% holding a college degree and 16% an advanced degree. The universities, colleges and professional schools create ready-talent, including more than 6,000 new college grads per year.
Yale University is the most significant economic engine in the region, a world-class research university with 13 graduate and professional schools. Higher education along with healthcare, creative businesses, tourism and an advanced manufacturing sector form the backbone of the region’s economy. These industries account for nearly one third of the 334,000 total jobs in the region and attract talent and customers from around the globe.
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The region is home to eigh colleges and universities, including Yale Universiy, Southern Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University, University of New Haven, Gateway Community College, Middlesex Community College, Albertus Magnus College and the Paier College of Arts. Collectively, these schools employ 15,000+ people and have a total economic impact of $1.5 billion.
Higher education along with healthcare, creative businesses, tourism and an advanced manufacturing sector form the backbone of the regions's economy. These industries account for nealy one-third of the 334.000 total jobs in the region and attract talent and customers from around the globe.
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