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Larson on Passage of UTC Agreement by Connecticut General Assembly

April 24, 2014
Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the Connecticut General Assembly approved legislation confirming an agreement between United Technologies Corporation and Connecticut. As part of the agreement, United Technologies will invest hundreds of millions upgrading and expanding operations across the state, commit to maintaining the Pratt & Whitney division headquarters in Connecticut for the next 15 years, and develop both a new World Headquarters and Engineering Facility and a new Research Center at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford.

“I commend passage of this agreement and the work of Governor Malloy, our lawmakers and the leadership at United Technologies to help secure Connecticut as the global aerospace hub. By confirming these investments, we are in better position to provide certainty to our manufacturing supply chain, including the over 450 Pratt & Whitney suppliers that employ thousands across our state.

“From small and large tool-shops, small businesses and innovators, to the community colleges and universities training tomorrow’s workforce, Connecticut’s manufacturing ecosystem fuels job creation and economic growth. This agreement helps strengthen that ecosystem. I again praise the efforts of our Governor and look forward to seeing the impact of this agreement in East Hartford, Windsor Locks and other communities across Connecticut.”