Attracting International Companies to Connecticut

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Pullman & Comley Plays Critical Role  

With its proximity to New York and Boston, high standard of living and talented workforce, Connecticut is an attractive state for international companies looking to land in the United States. The State of Connecticut, led by the Department of Economic and Community Development with assistance from Connecticut Innovations, the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC), the MetroHartford Alliance, the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and private businesses, is taking advantage of these attributes by launching a coordinated effort to attract its share of international companies. Pullman & Comley is proud to be one of the founders and leaders of this effort.

Launched originally as an effort to forge relationships between Connecticut and international companies, the MetroHartford Alliance’s Global Business Council teamed with the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford to introduce Israeli companies to the benefits of building their U.S. business in Connecticut. Our attorneys were at the forefront of this effort, leading the Global Business Council’s Israel Subcommittee. Together, we have attracted a number of Israeli companies to Connecticut.

Building on this model, CERC has taken the leading reins of this effort and extended it to companies from Brazil, China and European countries. We continue to support these companies by offering our guidance to CERC through our board membership and to the MetroHartford Alliance through our ongoing leadership on the Global Business Council. We look forward to working with all of these organizations as they contribute to the bright future of Connecticut, and are proud to be representing a number of international companies as they launch their business, hire employees, and make Connecticut their home in the United States.

“Our medical device company from Israel recently started its operations in Connecticut with financial support from the DECD and CI. I would like to express my gratitude to Pullman & Comley for providing us with tremendous help in handling all of our legal affairs during this process. They have been great in making this transition run smoothly and painlessly.”
Kobi Benita
CEO, Nervomatrix Corp.

“Building strong, lasting ties between Connecticut and Israel requires a high level of collaboration among the community, the private sector, academia and government. Pullman & Comley understands this and has been an invaluable partner in bringing Israeli businesses to Connecticut.” 
Howard Sovronsky
President and CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford