April 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits General Electric Facility in Hooksett, Emphasizes Importance of Supporting Innovative Businesses

Senator Hassan tours General Electric Aviation in Hooksett.

Senator Hassan Visits General Electric Facility in Hooksett, Emphasizes Importance of Supporting Innovative Businesses

HOOKSETT - Yesterday, Senator Maggie Hassan visited General Electric (GE) Aviation, where she toured the facility, met with employees, and highlighted the important role innovative businesses like GE play in creating high-quality jobs in the state and boosting New Hampshire's economy.

"Innovative businesses like GE are helping to position New Hampshire as a leader in the aerospace industry while boosting our state's economy and creating good jobs that expand middle class opportunity," Senator Hassan said. "Having attended the groundbreaking for this facility in 2015, I am thrilled to see how much GE has accomplished since then. As a member of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, I will continue working to support GE and innovative businesses across the state that are helping to move our economy forward."

GE employs nearly 900 people across New Hampshire, including more than 700 Granite Staters at the facility in Hooksett. The facility in Hooksett is dedicated to manufacturing rotating parts for military and commercial jet engines. Then-Governor Hassan participated in the groundbreaking for the 55,000 square-foot facility in May 2015.

Senator Hassan's role on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions allows her to work on critical economic priorities for New Hampshire's people and innovative businesses, including expanding economic opportunity for all hard-working Granite Staters, encouraging innovation, and building a stronger workforce by working to make college more affordable and to expand job training opportunities. Recently, Senator Hassan voted to approve the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, a measure focused on encouraging innovation to benefit businesses, governments and consumers, as well as legislation to get more women and minorities involved inthe Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

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