The news that General Electric (GE) has made the decision to leave Fairfield and our state is very disappointing. While it’s encouraging the Kleban family is in discussions with GE about the headquarters property, we anticipate a significant impact across our community and our state as GE and the jobs they provided, leave.
The most disappointing part is GE’s move was a preventable loss. Some say GE is leaving because Boston has attributes that CT does not or, that GE has been planning to leave for the past three years. We think it’s important to remember the reasons why GE is leaving CT are distinctly different than why they chose to move to Boston.