Gov. Dannel Malloy held a ceremonial bill signing Monday for legislation to keep Sikorsky in Connecticut until at least 2032.
Gov. Dannel Malloy announced the agreement in which Sikorsky promises to retain 7,500 jobs and potentially hire 1,000 more workers and the General Assembly and union approved it.
“Connecticut is known internationally as a worldwide aerospace leader, and that is because of the strong number of aerospace manufacturers who call our state home in addition to the talented and robust workforce that provide these companies with a skilled aptitude that is second to none,” Malloy said in a statement.
As part of the deal, Sikorsky’s entire production line for the King Stallion helicopters will be in Connecticut.
That manufacturing commitment and the trickle down effect on dozens of Sikorsky suppliers justifies the state’s $220 million in financial incentives, Malloy said.