GE announces plans for 160 tech jobs in Chicago area

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CHICAGO >> GE has announced plans to create 160 Chicago-area jobs focused on digital advancements in transportation and health care.

General Electric Co. announced Tuesday the selection of Chicago for the lead office of GE Transportation's Digital Solutions business, which will employ 100. GE also will create 60 jobs in its digital health care business in suburban Barrington.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the decision "a tremendous vote of confidence" in the city's future.

The $130 billion global industrial company announced in January it was relocating its headquarters from Fairfield, Connecticut, to Boston's Seaport District.

GE employs more than 2,000 in the Chicago area and had considered Chicago as its headquarters before deciding on Boston.

Boston offered the company up to $25 million in direct property tax relief and other incentives.


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