General Electric’s Energy Management business is building a new 190,000 square foot manufacturing Center of Excellence in Clearwater. This new facility will include the existing instrument transformer facility and new manufacturing operations for capacitors. And this expansion will mean a capital investment of $50 million and the creation of 250 new jobs, according to a July 24 statement from the Office of Governor Rick Scott.
In the statement, Governor Rick Scott was quoted as saying, “General Electric Energy Management’s investment in Clearwater is great news for Florida families. The creation of 250 jobs means more Floridians will be able to provide for their families and pursue their dreams in the Sunshine State. Florida businesses have already created more than 620,000 private-sector jobs since December 2010, and we will continue to create an opportunity economy where every Floridian can love the American Dream,” said Governor Rick Scott.
The organization manufactures instrument transformers for use by utilities and industrial customers to protect their equipment and ensure the proper operation of electrical systems, according to the statement.
The new jobs being created by General Electric are the kinds of jobs many Florida residents want. “This is a good thing. I will probably apply for one of these jobs. I hope I get one of the jobs because I need to provide for my family,” said Mary Holmberg.
“It is always a good thing when a company like General Electric announces new jobs. We need more high paying jobs,” said Tyler Rhodes.
“Hopefully we will see more jobs like the ones being offered by General Electric,” said Kim Brownstein.
During many public appearances, Governor Rick Scott has promised more and more jobs. Some of the new jobs are entry level in nature and don’t offer as much in compensation. But as the economy improves, more and more higher paying jobs are becoming available.