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Hartford, CT, December 12, 2023 — The MetroHartford Alliance (MHA) held its Annual Meeting on December 12, 2023, at the historic Pratt & Whitney Hangar Museum, where it proudly presented a series of significant announcements that mark a new era of growth and connectivity for the Hartford region.

During the event, MHA leaders, alongside community figureheads and industry visionaries, shared insights into the region’s development over the past year and revealed exciting initiatives for the future.

Major Announcements:

Enhanced Hart Lift Funding
Mayor Luke Bronin spoke about the success of the Hart Lift program and additional funding for it to continue transforming Hartford.

InsurTech Expansion with 3 New Company Offices
Emma Wade-Smith, His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for North America and the HM Consul General in New York (pictured right), proudly unveiled the expansion of the UK’s vibrant InsurTech sector into the United States with the opening of three British InsurTech firms’ headquarters in Hartford: Previsico, Matrix iQ, and Gaia.

Direct Flight from Bradley to London
Kevin Dillon, Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, highlighted efforts to develop a daily, direct flight from Bradley Airport to London.

MHA’s Commitment to Regional Growth
The announcements come as part of MHA’s continued commitment to fostering economic prosperity and ensuring the Hartford region remains a hub for innovation and opportunity. Learn more in our Annual Report.

“Today’s updates and announcements are a testament to our unwavering commitment to the Hartford community and a clear recognition of its vast potential,” stated David Griggs, President and CEO of the MetroHartford Alliance. “The projects, partnerships, and collaborations we have launched are poised to catalyze new opportunities, stimulate job creation, and firmly establish Hartford as a forerunner in the dynamic and evolving global marketplace.”

A Call to the Media
We urge members of the press to delve into the details of these groundbreaking developments. The stories that unfold from here will not only highlight the strides being made in our region but will also showcase Hartford’s place on the international stage.



Media Inquiries
Jeremy Szechenyi
Chief Marketing Officer

Note to Editors
High-resolution images, statistics, and additional quotes are available upon request. MHA appreciates the media’s role in sharing these exciting developments and is available for further comment and clarification.