ATL Mayor Kasim Reed on GE: 'No Comment'
Is General Electric moving its HQ to Atlanta? We asked Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed whether the conglomerate is headed here. Kasim's response: "No comment." Kasim was our keynote speaker for this week's Atlanta State of the Market event, but did little to clear the air over fever-pitched speculation as to GE's HQ gameplay . GE CEO Jeff Immelt spurred a speculation frenzy this summer when he announced that the conglomerate was looking to potentially move out of Connecticut because of tax issues. Soon after, Bloomberg added fuel to the Atlanta fire when it reported that GE officials held conversations with Tishman Speyer, which has the only major spec office tower underway in the city right now, and where it could easily slot its HQ.