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We have the location that Logistics & Distribution needs. Within an eight-hour drive, trucks can reach over 75 million Americans and over 30 million Canadians.[1] Factories can locate alongside two major interstates, I-84 and I-91, and gain rapid access to the entire Northeast transportation system. They also have access to ten privately owned freight railroad companies.

1 Source: Census and MHA Analysis, 2019.

The Bradley International Airport provides the air service necessary for effective cargo transit. Ranked the #5 airport in the country, Bradley handled 281 million pounds of cargo in 2018, a 16.4% increase over 2017 that continued positive trends for the airport.[1] It also owns over 300 acres of undeveloped property in its development zone, which offers attractive tax incentives.


Companies also choose the Hartford Region for its nationally competitive industrial real estate lease rates which are under $6 per square foot. Located halfway between Boston and New York, the Hartford Region offers access to those markets at more affordable prices.


Finally, the existing cluster of Logistics & Distribution companies has created an ecosystem of goods, services, and labor that the industry needs. Those companies include:

  • Amazon
  • FedEx
  • UPS
  • DHL
  • Pinnacle Logistics
  • Home Depot
  • Coca-Cola
  • Walgreens
  • Dollar Tree
  • Burris Logistics
  • Trader Joes
  • Honda
  • Aldi
  • Home Goods

2 Source: Bradley International Airport.

Largest Employers

Opus Inspection
Kaman Corporations
Barnes Group
Burris Logistics
GE Industrial Solutions
United Express Services
Multi-Mode Transportation & Distribution
Apex Lighting Solutions

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Gene Goddard, CEcD, EDFP

Chief Business Investment Officer