Farmington is a town located in Hartford County in the Farmington Valley area of central Connecticut in the United States. The population was 25,340 at the 2010 census. As an affluent suburb of Hartford, it is home to the world headquarters of several large corporations. Carvel, ConnectiCare, Farmington Bank, and Horizon Technology Finance all maintain their corporate headquarters in Farmington. United Technologies has significant operations in town as its subsidiaries Carrier Corporation, Otis Elevator and UTC Fire & Security are headquartered in town. Other prominent employers include the American Red Cross, Bank of America, McKesson, Stanley Black & Decker and Trumpf Inc.
The Jackson Laboratory of Bar Harbor, Maine, is building a new facility on the grounds of the University of Connecticut Health Center, which specializes in the research and development of genomic medicine. The project is part of BioScience Connecticut, an initiative designed to launch Connecticut into the forefront of biomedical research.
Farmington is unique in that more people work within the town lines than actually live there, a characteristic atypical of a traditional suburb.