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Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff: Your Voice

September 21, 2016

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Two Big News Items for Connecticut's Economy

pratt and whitneyLast week, Pratt & Whitney President Robert Leduc announced that the company is looking ahead to a massive business expansion in Connecticut that is expected to include about 8,000 new hires in the state, including hiring 1,000 engineers in Connecticut in the next year and more than 1,000 in the manufacturing sector.

sikorskyThis week, Lockheed Martin took similar steps to keep Sikorsky helicopter production in Connecticut for years to come, retaining and creating 8,000 jobs. The announcement means the next generation of King Stallion helicopters will be produced here in Connecticut until at least 2032.

These expansions will provide a positive impact not only at Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky but for businesses up and down their supply chain. Sikorsky alone spends $350 million a year with in-state suppliers, and that could double under this new deal.

Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky's commitment to staying and growing right here in Connecticut is proof positive that our business-friendly investments and focus on innovation is beginning to pay off. It also points to our smart decision to invest in our state university system and community colleges which have helped create the jobs pipelines that corporations demand, and which are now paying dividends for both residents and industry alike.


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