Bradley Airport Development Zone (BADZ) – This enterprise zone offers a tax abatement for businesses that meet qualifying requirements in certain areas of East Granby, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.
Eligible uses include manufacturing, performing research and development related to manufacturing, and businesses that significantly service, overhaul, or rebuild machinery and equipment for industrial uses.
If shipped by air, warehousing and motor freight distribution uses qualify for the incentive. Other business services including information technology also qualify if the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) commissioner determines they depend upon or relate directly to the airport.
The key incentive for qualifying businesses is a five-year, 80% property tax abatement. Businesses that qualify for the property tax exemptions may also qualify for a ten-year corporation business tax credit to the portion of the tax that is attributable to the facility equal to 25% of the tax.
- Bradley Airport Development Zone
- Bradley Airport Development Zone Map
- Town contact information for application and guidelines
In addition to the BADZ, the State of Connecticut offers a wide variety of tax incentives that encourage business investment. Learn more about tax credits and incentives.
The State DECD also offers a number of funding opportunities including programs specific to small businesses, a manufacturing innovation fund, and crowdfunding to raise capital for your business. Learn more about funding opportunities.
There is also a broad range of programs and services to help businesses maintain their competitive edge including workforce development and training, site selection assistance, and financial resources for land, buildings, machinery and equipment. Visit for Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development for more information.