Defense, aerospace continue to be keys to state’s economy
30 Nov 2018
The defense and aerospace industries may be the key to leading Connecticut out of its job-growth doldrums, according to a Fitch Ratings review of the 2019 Defense Authorization Act.
The 2019 defense budget includes several billion dollars for projects that will impact Connecticut, including $10.6 billion to purchase 77 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies, is part of the partnership that makes the fighters.