In the Economy

The United Illuminating Company's (UI) commitment to the region goes far beyond just providing safe, reliable energy services.

The United Illuminating Company, in partnership with it's sister companies, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas, power the region and support economic development efforts that drive Connecticut's economy.

We are proud to support the economic development efforts of our communities and the state of Connecticut.  UI assists our local economic developers by providing funding for studies and other related matters that will stimulate the economic development in the communities.  UI is also a major contributor to state organizations like the AdvanceCT (formerly Connecticut Economic Resource Center-CERC), Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS), and Connecticut Main Street Center as well as others.  We believe that with our state and local partners we can build a better Connecticut economy; one that produces new, higher paying jobs for the people of this state and their children.

Economic vitality is about jobs and robust businesses; it's about housing; it's about public education; it's about arts, culture and entertainment; it's about everything that makes a community livable.

That is why UI is working to shape the quality of life in Connecticut by supporting the growth of affordable housing, reaching out to business owners and residents to offer energy conservation programs, and supporting growth and expansion of businesses within our service territory.

Here are some of the ways we work to ensure the economic vitality of Connecticut:

  • Connecticut's Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit program helps organizations purchase energy efficient equipment.
  • Provides funding to nonprofits that provide job training programs.
  • Partners with organizations such as Connecticut Main Street Center which provide education and training, resources and technical assistance to help towns and cities revitalize their downtown commercial districts.
  • Actively supports Chambers of Commerce throughout our service territory by sponsoring activities, providing employee expertise, and acting as a resource for Chamber members.
  • Working to keep Connecticut businesses healthy and profitable is important to UI.

For more information contact:

Eileen Lopez-Cordone
60 Marsh Hill Road
Orange, CT 06477
Phone: 203.499.5953


Ryan Wolfe
60 Marsh Hill Road
Orange, CT 06477
Phone: 203.499.2826