STAMFORD, -- Elected officials applauded the State Bond Commission's $2 million grant-in-aid investment in Charter Communications Inc., which recently moved its headquarters to Stamford, bringing hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in investment.
“In Connecticut, we are attracting industry leading employers to create high-quality jobs with good benefits to grow our economy,” said State Sen. Carlo Leone (D-Stamford and Darien).
“We compete aggressively to attract new companies and support ones that call Connecticut home,” said Gov., Dannel P. Malloy. “Charter’s decision to make Stamford its headquarters is a clear indication that Connecticut is open for business.”
The grant-in-aid was awarded to assist Charter Communications with the costs associated with moving its headquarters from St. Louis, Mo., to Stamford. Charter Communications expects to retain 260 franchise jobs and to create 200 corporate headquarters jobs in Connecticut.
“This is another big win for Stamford, and brings another Fortune 500 headquarters to Connecticut,” state Rep. William Tong (D-147) said.
“We appreciate Gov. Malloy's help and support to bring businesses and their employees to Stamford,” said State Rep. Terry Adams (D-146).
“This funding to help Charter Communications, along with their skilled workforce and their families, to relocate here is an investment in our economy and in Connecticut's future. This funding is an investment that provides a terrific return for Stamford,” said State Rep. Caroline Simmons (D-144).
Charter Communications is located at 400 Atlantic St. in Stamford.
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