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Steve Cassano

Representing Andover, Bolton, Glastonbury & Manchester

Senator Cassano Joins, Lauds Senate Approval of Sikorsky Agreement


Today, State Senator Steve Cassano (D-Manchester) joined the Senate's approval of an agreement with Lockheed Martin that preserves Sikorsky's headquarters staying in Connecticut for an additional 20 years, supporting thousands of jobs in the state – with more potentially coming if new helicopter lines are approved in Stratford. Sen. Cassano lauded the deal, not only for its preservation of jobs at Sikorsky itself but the many companies working alongside it.

"This bill is great for the state of Connecticut and for our local communities," said Sen. Cassano. "In Glastonbury, Manchester and Bolton, there are ten part suppliers for Sikorsky, meaning ten companies with many employees benefit from this agreement in our Senate District alone. I'm glad we were able to strike this deal and keep Connecticut strong for years to come."

House Bill 5505 ratifies an agreement that will keep Sikorsky headquarters in Connecticut through 2042, preserving more than 7,000 jobs. Sikorsky has facilities in Stratford, Bridgeport, Shelton, North Haven, and Trumbull, and has 242 suppliers throughout Connecticut.

The agreement may provide the company with up to $50 million or $75 million in total tax benefits over its term, depending on whether it enters into federal contracts for one or two helicopter programs. With the company’s headquarters remaining in Stratford, there will be as many as 7,500 full-time jobs.

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