GE Aviation plans $500M investment in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — General Electric Co. has been making big investments in the Evendale headquarters of its aviation division in the last few years.

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But officials from GE Aviation said the investment plans aren’t stopping there. By 2020, about a half-billion dollars will be invested in the Evendale operations to boost research and development and jet engine testing capabilities in addition to its manufacturing operations.

“The vision here is trying to make a campus that’s collaborative, innovative, full of technology that’s testing our latest engines, that’s developing our latest materials,” said Tim Meyers, Evendale plant manager. “So it’s exciting. We’re in a really good spot (for) an aviation headquarters.”

GE Aviation has about 6,500 workers in Evendale, 7,500 employees in Greater Cincinnati and more than 9,000 in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

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Source: Cincinnati Business Courier, Cincinnati.com

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