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Raytheon Merger Is Another Win For Massachusetts, And Loss For Connecticut

Pratt & Whitney's East Hartford campus. Photo by Frankie Graziano for Connecticut Public Radio

Pratt & Whitney’s East Hartford campus. Photo by Frankie Graziano for Connecticut Public Radio

Massachusetts state officials are pleased that another high tech company is being lured away from Connecticut, and will set up headquarters here.

Raytheon Technologies Corp. — formed from the proposed merger of Waltham-based Raytheon and Connecticut-based United Technologies — would be headquartered in Greater Boston, the companies said.

“One of the things that made this whole thing work was the reputation of the people of Massachusetts,” Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday. “Their work ethic, their creativity, their imagination and frankly the tremendous pool of really talented STEM students and people who currently work in those fields,” he added.

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