Sen. Kissel Releases Statement Re: Closing of Enfield MassMutual Office

February 8, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. – Today State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) released the following statement in response to the announcement of the closing of the Enfield MassMutual Office.

“This is a matter of great concern. Less than four years ago, I gathered with federal, state and local officials and employees to help MassMutual officially cut the ribbon on their revamped facility, a $38 million renovation of its Bright Meadow campus. The renovations encompassed approximately 15,000 square feet and included a state-of-the-art data center. The company reasserted its commitment to driving economic growth in the state and the surrounding Enfield community. That’s why today’s announcement is perplexing,” said Sen. Kissel. “I will be contacting Connecticut economic development officials to find out why MassMutual chose Springfield over Enfield. We need answers. There may be a window of opportunity to preserve some Connecticut jobs, since the closure of the Enfield offices will not take place until 2021.

“That being said, we need to examine why large companies keep leaving our state,” said Sen. Kissel. “We cannot keep hemorrhaging jobs and opportunity – this legislative session we must work together to put Connecticut back on a strong fiscal footing and work to enact policies that will help to turn around our economic climate. Only then will we be able to keep jobs here – jobs that support the hard-working families of Connecticut.”