STAMFORD, Conn., -- Fairfield County was rocked by the news Wednesday that GE was moving its corporate headquarters out of Fairfield County to Boston.
Stamford Mayor David Martin shared the sorrow and regret about the news.
“Certainly this is a disappointment," he said Wednesday. "GE has done so much for Stamford, especially the Stamford Public Schools, and we are thankful for their generous philanthropy. While we have every reason to believe that some GE jobs will remain, we had hoped that GE’s corporate headquarters would stay in Fairfield County."
He said the city still has a thriving business environment and expects Stamford to continue to be an attractive place for businesses to start and relocate.
"That said, we are growing a business environment here in Stamford that isn’t overly reliant on just one or two large corporations," he said. "It is a diverse mix of small-and medium-sized businesses that are helping us grow our local economy, and we will continue to support them. We will also keep pursuing companies looking to relocate to Stamford both large and small."
He said the loss of GE will be felt throughout the county but said in a dynamic world companies will move in and out of the state.
"GE’s loss to Fairfield County will be felt but we will continue to work to attract businesses of all sizes to Stamford and Fairfield County,” he said.
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