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Bright future or dim prospects?

Some fear for GE’s future in, near Electric City

The GE plant is seen in Schenectady.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The GE plant is seen in Schenectady.
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Ever since General Electric put its roots down in Schenectady, there has been speculation that it would up and leave. Only six years after it officially formed in 1892 along River Road in Schenectady, the rumors about New Jersey began. “There was talk that just after they’d got here they were going to move out to New Jersey,” said George Wise, a former GE employee and unofficial historian of the now-multinational corporation. “I would never ...


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