Lynn was one of the first cities to jump on the bandwagon for electric power. The powers that be saw something in the invention that inspired a sense of success. This paid off as the Thomson-Houston Electric Company that investors such as Charles A. Coffin initially invested later merged with Edison Electric Company. The resulting company was General Electric. The GE plant in Lynn has been part of a number of technological advancements including lights, electric motors, and airplane systems. GE still has various business locations in Lynn, including GE Aviation and General Electric Medical Care.
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Lynn has found a popular place in pop culture and media. Stephen King, author of books like "The Shining" and "Carrie," mentions Lynn in several books, including “Cell.” Movies like "The Departed," "Surrogates," and "That's My Body," starring actors like Adam Sandler and Bruce Willis, filmed various scenes on location in Lynn. Even more novels, movies, and TV shows make mention of Lynn. This has helped boost the local economy due to the influx of people for filming but also due to tourism. Filming for other movies or shows in Lynn can even lead to work as extra for residents.