Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Never mind about that helipad, GE tells Boston

 General Electric Co. has told city and state officials that it no longer needs a new publicly accessible helipad, taking the pressure off of them to find a suitable location for the controversial project.

When the Baker and Walsh administrations worked together just over a year ago on crafting an incentive package to convince GE to relocate its headquarters to Boston, a state-funded helicopter landing facility was a prominent part of the plan.

But GE executives say they have found that it’s easier to fly in and out of Logan Airport’s private aviation facility — it’s a short drive away from GE’s Fort Point headquarters through the Ted Williams tunnel — than they initially expected.

The helipad project has also become a bit of a public relations liability, particularly in South Boston, just as GE is trying to prove itself to be a good neighbor. 

Source:  https://www.bostonglobe.com

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