"We worked diligently to recruit GE's headquarters to Rhode Island – and we'll remain relentless in our efforts to bring jobs to the state. We are thrilled by the great interest GE expressed, particularly in our new economic development tools. We remain in active discussions with GE about the potential to locate other operations jobs in Rhode Island, and we are hopeful that the company's move just up the road will improve the chances of that happening."
The following statement was issued by GE on Rhode Island:
"Rhode Island's was one of the strongest pitches of any state's, and they were a finalist in our process. The governor and her team, along with Rhode Island's delegation in Washington, led an outstanding process. Although GE has decided to locate its corporate headquarters in Boston, we remain in discussion with Rhode Island about locating GE jobs in the state in the future."