UConn generates economic impacts that ripple throughout Connecticut, affecting business and industry, households, and the rich variety of people who contribute to the state’s prosperity.

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Impact by Town

In every corner of the state UConn’s impact can be felt in numerous ways. From the number of students attending the University, to the dedicated faculty and staff working to make UConn what it is today, and the thousands of patients who seek quality care at UConn Health, our University touches all 169 towns in Connecticut. Find your city or town in the interactive map below to see how UConn reaches you.

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Impact by County

From the Connecticut shoreline to the hills of Litchfield and the heart of the capital region and beyond, UConn’s economic impact can be found through employment, labor and value added to the state’s economy. Explore how UConn impacts each of Connecticut’s eight counties below. 

UConn’s COVID-19 Response

Members of UConn Nation have used their specialties and facilities and to help fight the battle against the COVID-19 virus with the development of emergency ventilators, the creation of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, the production of PPE and hand sanitizer, and more.

UConn IS Connecticut

Every region of the state has its own unique story and prospective to tell. UConn’s story is also Connecticut’s story.

Impact by the Numbers

$5.7 billion statewide

UConn's Total Impact

$330M

State and Local Tax Revenue

28,958

UConn-supported Jobs

$550

Value added to economy per $1,000 of UConn spending

$351M

Economic impact of UConn's research enterprise

2,573

Jobs supported and sustained by UConn research

$19M

State and local tax revenue from UConn research

The full Economic Impact Report is based on FY18 data. Figures above are based on FY20 data.