9.2 Square Miles – Population 12,876
The Town of Windsor Locks, incorporated in 1854, is in north-central Connecticut, approximately halfway between Hartford, Connecticut and the City of Springfield, Massachusetts. Windsor Locks is a transportation hub located on the west bank of the Connecticut River with direct access to Interstate 91 and Route 20, Bradley International Airport and CTrail New Haven – Hartford – Springfield Line rail service.
The Town contains 9.2 square miles of land area, two 2 square miles of which are under the jurisdiction of the CT Airport Authority. Windsor Locks has a population density of approximately 1,788 persons per square mile.
Windsor Locks is home to Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry as well as Ahlstrom Munksjo Nonwovens, Serta Simmons Bedding, American Honda Motor Corp, and C&S Wholesale Grocers.
Charming, walkable, and long-established neighborhoods are bookended by Main Street/Rt 159 and Ella Grasso Turnpike/Route 75, the two commercial corridors. Windsor Locks is home to the New England Air Museum, whose collection of everything from early flying machines to supersonic jets celebrates the region’s role in aviation history, design, and manufacturing.
Financial incentives such as two Tax Increment Financing Districts and the Bradley Airport Development Zone are available through the town and state governments for eligible uses and lands when businesses locate in Windsor Locks.
Windsor Locks operates under a Board of Selectmen/Board of Finance/Town Meeting form of government. The elected First Selectman is the full-time town administrator whose office is in Town Hall. The Economic and Industrial Development Commission and staff are committed to providing all Windsor Locks businesses with outstanding customer service, including walking applicants through the development review process.