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GE to bring 1,400 jobs to Greater Cincinnati
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- General Electric has chosen Greater Cincinnati as the location for its new U.S. Global Operations Center, according to JobsOhio. The project is expected to create 1,400 new jobs.
Neither GE nor JobsOhio has said where these jobs will be located within the Tri-State. GE is expected to break ground on the facility this summer and be operational by 2017. Rob Nichols, Governor Kasich's press secretary, says a location hasn't been chosen yet. He would not say which locations are being considered.
The GE Operations Center will a shared service site which will include finance and IT services. This site will be one of five of GE's five shared services centers around the world. It is not related to GE Aviation, which already has a big presence here.
Governor John Kasich says "with qualified workers, with a good location, with a great company and a great team working in Ohio and our state government, we've been able to land a terrific, it's the biggest, frankly, it's the biggest announcement of job creation in ten years in the state of Ohio."
Economic development initiative, REDI Cincinnati, says Ohio already has more GE employees than any other state in the country, with its largest footprint in Greater Cincinnati, so it's no surprise GE has chosen to bring more jobs here.