Story excerpt provided by Dayton Daily News.
Written by Chelsey Levingston.
GE Aviation is less than a year away from launching its next all-new commercial jet engine to airline customers, and the debut of the LEAP engine is already having a ripple effect on southwest Ohio’s economy.
The jet engine manufacturer pledged to spend $300 million on its Ohio buildings and equipment from 2013 until the end of this year. Investments include a new test engine facility to handle higher production volumes in Peebles, the Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research and Development Center opened at University of Dayton, and a consolidated Additive Development Center opening in West Chester Twp. to study new materials.
Additionally, GE is the state’s largest manufacturing employer of more than 15,000 people and anchors an aerospace parts manufacturing industry that employs thousands more in the region.
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Originally published February 21, 2015.