Access to Major Markets
Doing business in the Hartford Region is advantageous for U.S. firms and international companies alike. With an optimal North American location and access to the world’s third best airport (Conde Nast Traveler, 2018), global businesses choose Hartford for its connectivity, top-notch talent, and concentration of major corporations. Fortune 500 companies in the area include Aetna, United Technologies, Cigna, The Hartford, Stanley Black & Decker, and Eversource Energy. The region is also home to 27 company headquarters that produce $1+ billion in annual revenue.
Access & Proximity to Markets
Hartford Region Transportation
Hartford is a well-connected metro region in the northeastern U.S. The region boasts excellent transportation infrastructure through Bradley International Airport and the intersections of New England’s major highways I-84, I-90, I-91, and I-95, which traverse the entire East Coast.
Bradley International Airport was ranked the nation’s fifth best airport by Conde Nast Traveler in 2019 and offers over 200 flights daily to 32 domestic and international destinations in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and Mexico.
The Hartford Line deploys 17 trains per day that connect Hartford to New Haven and 12 of those trains continue to Springfield, MA. This creates an easy access to New York City via MetroNorth.
There are 10 privately owned freight railroad companies operating in Connecticut.
A Well-Connected Urban Core
Hartford’s well-connected transportation infrastructure supports convenient access for the workforce to move throughout the region.
It features a bus system, CTfastrak, that serves 26 towns in the Hartford Region to Connecticut’s first Bus Rapid Transit system to programs that make bicycling and walking safer.