Connecticut House Majority Leader Matt Ritter, D-Hartford, tells the Hartford Courant, “You can’t even put it into words,” about a possible move of Aetna’s headquarters to Boston. Rumors have abounded that Aetna is being courted by Massachusetts to relocate.
“It’s (Aetna) a piller. It is so crucial to the city. It’s so critical to the suburban towns around it,” said Ritter.
The story also mentioned all might not be lost, even if Aetna moves its headquarters, speculating thousands of employees would remain in Hartford. It also mentioned how the Travelers Insurance relocated its headquarters to New York City but it is still an integral part of the Hartford economy.