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GE ramping up presence at new headquarters, digital hub

General Electric is ramping up its presence at its new corporate headquarters in Boston and has unveiled a new digital hub in Rhode Island as it prepares to leave its Connecticut home of the last 42 years.

The company now has more than 200 workers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, many of whom are transplants from Connecticut. They include CEO Jeff Immelt, who has worked from a temporary Boston office since late August.

GE plans to empty its headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut, by the end of the month after occupying it since 1974. Many of those not migrating to Boston are shifting to another Connecticut office in Norwalk.

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday welcomed the first employees hired at the new Providence office for software division GE Digital.

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