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Attracting talent was key in GE unit’s move to Mass.

Brian Palmer is the chief executive of GE Measurement and Control Solutions, a $5 billion energy technology unit of General Electric Co. based in Billerica. The unit, formed through a series of local acquisitions over the years, has about 800 employees in Billerica and Avon, who make energy-measuring instruments and conduct research and development. The headquarters was in Minden, Nev., until about a year ago when Palmer relocated it to Billerica. He recently spoke to Globe business editor Shirley Leung about the move.

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