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GE Chooses Chicago For Transportation's Digital Solutions Business Headquarters

GE has chosen Chicago as headquarters for its Transportation's Digital Solutions business and core hub for its “digital ecosystem.” The company expects to create 160 jobs in Illinois.

The 160 jobs will include software engineers, software developers, data scientists, product analysts, and project managers at both GE Transportation and GE Healthcare. These employees will design cutting-edge solutions and software applications to help customers and patients across the globe.

According to company officials, “these strategic investments continue to accelerate GE's transformation as the world's digital industrial company, and will make GE's presence even stronger, with more than 2,000 employees in the area and 3,000 across the state.”

"These investments are evidence of Chicago's talent depth, innovation and growing digital ecosystem," said President/CEO Jamie Miller, GE Transportation. "Chicago's global business community, research universities, and strong depth in the transportation sector make it an ideal location for continuing to cultivate a diverse and dynamic digital workforce."

"GE's decision to invest in Chicago to advance their new digital strategy is a tremendous vote of confidence in our city's future. It will bring new jobs to our city and open up new opportunities for more of Chicago's residents to succeed in the digital economy of the 21st century," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "It is a testament to the talent of our workforce, the strength of our universities, and Chicago's status as a world-class digital city. I want to thank GE for doubling down on the City of Chicago, and I look forward to watching them build an exciting future here."

"Illinois is at the center of our nation's rail system, and the only state with all seven of the country's Class I railroads. As a transportation nexus with a rapidly developing tech sector, Illinois is the perfect home for GE Transportation's Digital Solutions business," said Governor Bruce Rauner. "Illinois' location and innovative tech companies also motivated GE Healthcare to move their headquarters to Chicago to be part of our world-class healthcare and life sciences cluster. We welcome GE Transportation's and GE Healthcare's growing footprint in Illinois with the addition of these important jobs to the greater Chicago region."

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