OKLAHOMA CITY — General Electric Co. has selected a site near downtown Oklahoma City for its planned $110 million global research center.
The company says it will create 130 jobs at the 95,000-square-foot center, which will be located at 10th Street and Walnut Avenue. The research center will initially focus on technologies involving the production of unconventional oil and gas resources, such as shale.
The center’s general manager, Michael Ming, says the center’s proximity to Oklahoma universities and engineers will help researchers develop new technologies.
Construction is set to begin next spring with an opening date planned for 2015.