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UTC Announces Major R&D Investment in Connecticut
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) will invest up to $500 million to upgrade and expand its aerospace R&D and manufacturing facilities in Connecticut, including a new global engineering center of excellence for Pratt & Whitney.

At the same time, UTC will invest up to $4 billion in overall research and other capital expenditures, impacting more than 75,000 jobs.

Learn more here.
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Why Connecticut Can Be Your Aerospace Fast Track

First, you join more than 1,000 aerospace manufacturers and components firms. In a state with a high concentration of productive talent, innovative resources and potential partners, Connecticut delivers a competitive edge.

Our Concierge Service will work with you to find the right site, expedite licenses and permits, and help you draw from one of the industry’s most skilled workforces. We’ll connect you to public/private partnerships with companies and university programs. You’ll get extensive technical support as you arrive and as you find success.

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Come to Connecticut and see why we’re the hub for aerospace progress.
The Connecticut Advantage
  • Home to over 1,000 aerospace companies 
  • Aerospace worker productivity nearly 20 percent higher than the national average 
  • Third-highest concentration of jobs and location quotients for aerospace engineers 
  • Connecticut’s 2013 aerospace exports: $7.6 billion, 46 percent of the state’s total
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