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General Electric, the huge conglomerate that traces its roots back to Thomas Edison and the 1890s, is currently based in Fairfield, Connecticut. But, the company is hunting for a new home — both for tax reasons, and because it wants to be better connected to "an ecosystem that is forward-looking and future-looking," in the words of chief executive Jeff Immelt. GE's decision is reportedly down to New York — either Manhattan or suburban Westchester County — and Boston's waterfront innovation district.
David Luberoff, senior project adviser at the Boston Area Research Initiative at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He's also visiting professor at Northeastern University, which is launching an the Myra Kraft Open Classroom series focused on shaping Boston's future, starting Wednesday. He tweets @dluberoff.
This segment aired on January 12, 2016.