Gov. Malloy holds bill signing ceremony to commemorate Sikorsky deal

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) – Gov. Dannel Malloy held a bill signing ceremony Monday to commemorate legislation keeping Sikorsky Aircraft’s worldwide headquarters in Connecticut.

The deal keeps Sikorsky’s main operations in Stratford through at least 2032, where the company will retain and grow thousands of jobs.

Sikorsky has also pledged to nearly double its spending of $350 million per year among in-state suppliers.

“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,” said Gov. Malloy “This is a bold, forward-thinking agreement that will not only impact thousands of jobs directly at Sikorsky’s worldwide headquarters, but also will have an impact on the hundreds of small businesses who employ thousands more throughout the state and serve as suppliers to the company.”

The ceremony took place at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, where an advanced manufacturing program is giving today’s students the skills needed to compete for good-paying jobs with manufacturers like Sikorsky.

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