Ryan wants GE headquarters here

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Congressman Tim Ryan would like to capitalize on some of the political fallout over some lawmakers who oppose the Export-Import Bank.

With General Electric’s decision to not locate its corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, Representative Ryan says, “bring it here.” House Speaker John Boehner is among those opposed to the taxpayer-funded bank; his district includes parts of the Cincinnati area.

Ryan says he’s written a letter to Jeffrey Immelt, the company’s chairman and CEO, suggesting they consider his district for a new location.

“This is clearly a long shot, but you know I’m all about long shots. It would have a tremendous economic impact that would ripple throughout the whole western PA and northeast Ohio.”

Even though Ryan recognizes it’s a longshot, he says he’d love to see GE come to Akron or Youngstown. The company is moving 500 jobs overseas in apparent reaction to the failure of Congress to fund the bank since July 1.

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