GE unit leaving Erie for Chicago

GE unit leaving Erie for Chicago

There are 8 comments on the Buffalo News story from May 31, 2012, titled GE unit leaving Erie for Chicago. In it, Buffalo News reports that:

GE Transportation, a manufacturer of equipment for the rail, mining and marine industries, will relocate its global headquarters to Chicago from Erie, Pa.

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clueless

Cleveland, OH

#1 May 31, 2012
As the mayor said, Chicago is a hub to be able to reach the global customer base, he said... Do they have a different kind of web system there than the rest of the world? Why couldn't they do the same fuctions from ERIE ? Something more to this than being able to reach global customers.
um no

Erie, PA

#2 May 31, 2012
clueless wrote:
As the mayor said, Chicago is a hub to be able to reach the global customer base, he said... Do they have a different kind of web system there than the rest of the world? Why couldn't they do the same fuctions from ERIE ? Something more to this than being able to reach global customers.
probably not. its more that being able to take your clients out for dinner or a round of golf is easier in real life, doesn't work on the internet so well.
TaxNoMore

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#3 May 31, 2012
obummer- First Gay President

Jeffrey Immelt - GE's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and the head of Barack Obama's highly touted Jobs Council

Rahm Israel Emanuel - Mayor of Chicago (formerly White House Chief of Staff )

The fish is beginning to stink.
snag

Fairview, PA

#4 May 31, 2012
Keep voting for Obama and Sen. Bob Casey and you get GE moving OUT and Less jobs!
Vote OBAMA AND CASEY OUT!!
(Dems love Erie or what's left of it)
TaxNoMore

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#5 May 31, 2012
Gee,

I hope that casino money holds out long enough to pay for that airstrip extension bond.

Erie International Airport with nonstop flights to three major cities.

Chicago?
geokir

Savannah, GA

#6 Jul 15, 2012
Or is it due to Immelt and Obama being tied at the hip. GE needs to get back to it's roots.
danm

Jamestown, NY

#7 Jul 15, 2012
You wait...within ten years GE will be gone from Erie and Located in or near Chicago
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Ishpeming, MI

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