GE makes it clear plans to construct a new GE really don’t include Connecticut.
GE to Locate Large Tech Operations in Providence and Atlanta
When GE began looking at other locations the company reportedly looked at Atlanta and Providence as potential locations before choosing Boston for its new headquarters.
Now the company has announced that it will open “research” facilities in both cities. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced that GE will be placing its global Digital
Operations Center in the Atlanta. Deal said that the new facility would bring 250 jobs to the city.
Chris Drumgoole, vice president and chief technology officer for GE told WGCL-TV that “GE is excited to leverage the top talent in Atlanta and the inclusive business environment across the state to deliver innovation through IT services and operations across GE.” The newly created jobs are expected to include positions in system administration and engineering, full-stack operations and engineering and service desk professionals.
Citing the creativity of Brown University, G has apparently overlooked the much larger and diverse southern Connecticut Universities student bodies in choosing Providence for a new GE Digital Division. Rhode Island Democratic Governor said
“They’re going to start with 100 jobs and move to several hundred jobs in the years to come, all high-wage, high-skill, advanced economy jobs.”
GE Digital spokeswoman Amy Sarosiek said one of the chief reasons for the move is to tap into the talent at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, adding “its really about talent.”