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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The Banks and the city of Cincinnati are not the only areas that were in the running for GE's planned development.
Mason and the Oakley neighborhood of Cincinnati pushed hard to land the deal.
The announcement has been a long time coming, bringing with it a lot of interest, and 1,400 jobs that will mean more money, more people and a bigger tax base.
"We feel great. It's the best news we've heard in a while," said Nick Ramsey, general manager at the Holy Grail.
Ramsey manages the location at The Banks.
The news he's talking about?
GE's decision to locate one of its hubs to Cincinnati, right in his restaurant's backyard.
"The Banks are still in a real small, infant stage. This is just the tip of the iceberg. We have a lot more things coming. I think with GE's new facility, it's going to bring a lot more great businesses," Ramsey said.
The news is resonating with city council members too.
"I would have been happy to have them locate anywhere in the city. I'm glad they chose The Banks. I think The Banks is a wonderful location but I would have been happy with Oakley or any place else they wanted to go in the city," said council member Wendell Young (D).
But Oakley was one of the places overlooked in GE's decision to build downtown.
"It's disconcerting that we didn't get more of an opportunity from the city of Cincinnati to push for Oakley over the Banks," said Craig Rozen, president of the Oakley Community Council.
However, the hope is that Oakley will be included in future conversations.
"While I'm disappointed that this didn't come to fruition, it lends hope that in the future, we will have greater opportunity to attract large scale businesses to our community," Rozen said.
The other loser in GE's downtown choice is the city of Mason.
"I certainly am sorely disappointed. We think that Warren County, and specifically Mason, had, what we feel, what was the greatest possibilities and potential for what GE was looking for," said Warren County Commissioner Pat South.
South told FOX19 that she hopes Warren County can still benefit from these jobs in the sense that their tourism industry, which is the county's leading industry, will see a spike from the addition of these jobs.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.