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Economic Development

We recognize the critical role that we play in support of local economic development. We are committed to engaging in activities that benefit and support our communities and create economic growth.

We're investing in our energy infrastructure, supplying grants for local initiatives, offering payment plans and energy efficiency programs for customers, and innovating renewable energy projects. 

Supporting Local Businesses

We're proud to participate as a member and on boards of local business organizations, economic development groups, chambers of commerce and other community organizations.

To support business recruitment and expansion, we lead strategic energy solution discussions for municipalities and businesses, and assist with new business service connections and utility infrastructure upgrades. Our Main Streets program connects small businesses in our communities to sustainable energy solutions for their facility. 

During storms, we rely on and provide business to local restaurants and hotels. They play a critical role in helping feed and house crews during restoration; extra meals are often donated to local food pantries and shelters.


Strengthening Communities

We provide grants and sponsorships for local programs, spend thousands of hours volunteering in our communities, and our event partnerships bring in millions in economic support to the region.

The tax dollars we provide to nearly all communities across three states help fund important programs and initiatives that we all depend on, like police, fire, schools, libraries, street maintenance and more.

We are proud to be a top corporate citizen and support our communities and local organizations that make a difference for the residents of the states we serve.

Creating Jobs

We employ nearly 10,000 people across New England and support programs that stimulate job growth, like investing in STEM education and partnering with local colleges and universities on career development programs.

We are attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce that can work together to meet the changing needs of our customers, including creating job opportunities for multilingual speakers who in turn help us better assist customers.

Have questions?

If you have economic development questions or would like a presentation about our economic development support, please contact your state representative:

Community relations

Our community relations specialists serve as the primary point of contact and the face of our company for state and local government officials as well as business leaders.

Fostering long-standing relationships in our communities