"We're committed to staying in Fort Wayne," he said.
Benzing said he couldn't give details on the new location and jobs related to it . That information will be announced later, he said.
Unnamed sources told The News-Sentinel for a story Thursday that the global company, which employs 1,000 in the city, had discussed the possibility of moving the division to Ohio. Its current location is a World War II-era former General Electric plant still owned by GE.
As reported Thursday, local officials have worked to entice BAE to stay, combining resources into an offer that might be worth $20 million. That money could be used to improve the existing facility or build one, possibly on county-owned land near the new General Mills warehouse on Bluffton Road.