HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut officials are offering $100 million in incentives to jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney and parent company United Technologies Corp. to prevent about 1,000 jobs in the state from being eliminated.
Joan McDonald, the state's economic development commissioner, said Thursday that the state is offering a package that would give East Hartford-based Pratt $20 million a year over five years.
Pratt, a division of Hartford-based United Technologies, has said it may close its Cheshire engine repair plant and move some work out of East Hartford.
The machinists' union is also offering a reported $63 million cost-savings package.
A Pratt spokesman didn't immediately return a message Thursday. The company employs about 11,000 people in the state.