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Old 06-10-2014, 11:35 AM
 
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I thought the same thing, $400m could be retooling or upgrading machines. 80 jobs is not even material much less "major". Of course, we have seen a lot of "major" announcements in Greenville that are less than ''major"....what was the last major thread.....Greenville lands a major restaurant, Toby Keith's Grille.

And, we have also seen locals proclaim this facility as the HQ for GE Engineering which is interesting considering this is a highly decentralized company...it's all perspective.
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:49 PM
 
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I thought the same thing, $400m could be retooling or upgrading machines. 80 jobs is not even material much less "major". Of course, we have seen a lot of "major" announcements in Greenville that are less than ''major"....what was the last major thread.....Greenville lands a major restaurant, Toby Keith's Grille.

And, we have also seen locals proclaim this facility as the HQ for GE Engineering which is interesting considering this is a highly decentralized company...it's all perspective.
Agree to a degree.....
But I think the "major" comes from over excited and under educated posters.....in Greenville "major job announcement" turns out to be 80 jobs......in Columbia, "major development" in the Vista turns out to be an entry level Hyatt Place hotel.......in Charleston, "major highway work" turns out to be repaving of a two lane road.
Each forum has the over-boosters....indeed, perspective.
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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These aren't 80 $12/hour jobs. These are jobs that will pay $50k/year - $100+k/year.
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:05 PM
 
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You guys can find a negative in anything. You're putting down a company that has invested $500 million in improvements to their local Greenville campus over the past 5 years for announcing plans to invest another $400 million into advanced R&D facilities, over 10 years. Who else in Greenville is putting $40 million per year where their mouth is. It might only be 80 plus jobs for now, but the investment loudly says they intend to be here for years to come. The 3200 people currently employed is nothing to sneeze at, now or for the future generations yet to fill those positions. If they want to use the term "Major", I'd say they are paying out enough to do so.
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Haters gonna hate. Damn straight:

GE chose Greenville County because of its proximity to the company’s existing gas turbine facility, GE’s largest in the world, along with the business environment, according to Bolze.

“The investment here is because we think that we can do it here the best, the fastest and the most competitive. Anywhere in the world, we chose here,” said Bolze, who said that the shale gas revolution was good for Greenville.


Source: GSA Business | Greenville, SC | Spartanburg, SC | Anderson, SC


Rendering: http://upstatebusinessjournal.com/ne...ty-greenville/
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:56 PM
 
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The GE Engineering headquarters is indeed on campus in Greenville. No speculation about it.
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:00 PM
 
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You guys can find a negative in anything. You're putting down a company that has invested $500 million in improvements to their local Greenville campus over the past 5 years for announcing plans to invest another $400 million into advanced R&D facilities, over 10 years. Who else in Greenville is putting $40 million per year where their mouth is. It might only be 80 plus jobs for now, but the investment loudly says they intend to be here for years to come. The 3200 people currently employed is nothing to sneeze at, now or for the future generations yet to fill those positions. If they want to use the term "Major", I'd say they are paying out enough to do so.
The negative ones don't live here. Their daily goal is to hate Greenville and it's posters. Sad. Takes a lot of energy to hate. Energy that could be used on something positive where they live. Most of them never post where they claim they live either. The thing about spreading negative energy, is it must go back to its source. Use negative energy like hate and it's sure to backfire. One must be careful what they send out. If you have nothing positive to give, move on silently.

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Old 06-10-2014, 06:04 PM
 
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The GE Engineering headquarters is indeed on campus in Greenville. No speculation about it.
Post something that says this is GE's Eng HQ and not a division.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:57 PM
 
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Just a little info for folks who don't already know, construction has been going on even before this. It's in the test area on site. This is indeed a plus for our area and the state.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:04 PM
 
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I'm a EE major. I have a job at the moment but it always seems like the grass is greener on the other-side. I may apply for something
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