Pratt & Whitney Engineering & Technology Center Outside Photo
In 2014, United Technologies and the State of Connecticut announced an agreement (the Connecticut Aerospace Reinvestment Act – CARA) under which UTC will invest up to $500 million to upgrade and expand its aerospace research, development and manufacturing facilities over the next 5 years. The centerpiece of the agreement is a new 425,000-square-foot world-class engineering building for Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, along with significant capital investments in its factory operations in Middletown and East Hartford. This partnership with the State of Connecticut represents the start of a bright new chapter for Pratt & Whitney, for the thousands of Connecticut businesses that work with the company, and for the people of the state. Pratt & Whitney will continue to help drive economic growth in the state, ensuring Connecticut will remain a worldwide center for aerospace engineering, innovation and product development for years to come.