America’s past meets its high-tech future: The historic Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC became a showcase for GE’s technology and innovation this week.

In his opening remarks GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt addressed over two hundred business and political leaders, journalists and other visitors, and focused on ideas that help American businesses boost their competitive edge. Immelt hit a confident note. “As a 30-year GE executive, I can tell you I’ve probably more confidence today than any other time I can remember in the ability of factories and businesses in this country to be competitive,” he said. “Companies are competitive, they want to win.”

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