GE ramping up presence at new HQ
General Electric is ramping up its presence at its new corporate headquarters in Boston and has unveiled a newdigital hub in Rhode Island as it prepares to leave its Connecticut home of the last 42 years. The company now has about 200 workers in Massachusetts, more than 80 percent of whom are transplants from Connecticut. They include CEO and Chairman Jeff Immelt, who has worked from a temporary office in Boston since late August. GE plans to empty its headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut, by the end of the month after occupying it since 1974. The sprawling 68-acre campus is up for sale. Many of those not migrating to Boston have been shifting to another Connecticut office in Norwalk.