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Boeing: Washington Makes 7E7 Short List, CA Out  
User currently offlineB2707SST From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 1369 posts, RR: 59
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Very interesting article in today's Seattle Times:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2001712877_7e7locke04.html

Washington is among a "handful" of states still in the running to build Boeing's next-generation 7E7 jet, and Boeing may be ready to announce its decision as early as October, Gov. Gary Locke said yesterday.

At a gathering of business leaders in Seattle, Locke said he and his staff have been in continual contact with top Boeing officials. Everett, where Boeing widebody planes are now made, and Moses Lake, 170 miles east of Seattle, are still in contention.

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He would not say which other states are on the short list, only that Washington and "a handful" of others are still in the running.

State and local officials in Texas, a state widely mentioned as a strong candidate for the Boeing plant, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram yesterday that they had no indications any Texas site was on the short list.

Several local officials there said there have been reports that representatives of Boeing or its consulting firm had visited the Harlingen area, near the Mexican border, in recent weeks.

When Boeing solicited information from Texas on possible sites, it specifically asked about Harlingen.

There have been no sightings of Boeing representatives in and around either Fort Worth, which pitched Alliance Airport as a site for the plant, or in San Antonio, local officials in Texas told the Star-Telegram.

In California, a lead representative of the effort to bring the 7E7 plant to Victorville said yesterday he had heard from Boeing's site consultant that none of the finalist sites are in California.


--B2707SST


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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2271 times:


Even though this open bidding is a farce, wonder why Long Beach California would have not been the favored California site.



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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

As someone who lives 2 miles from the Everett plant, this is welcome news. I think WA will win out, with the work being split between Everett and Moses Lake.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

The "search" for the 7E7 plant site is a farce; Boeing is just doing it to ruffle a few feathers in Washington State and the Seattle area. Boeing has already gotten from the state the concessions they wanted. If there really are other states that are truly in contention, here's my short list:

Everett, WA
Moses Lake, WA
Savannah, GA
Brunswick, GA
Harlingen, TX


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

It's not a farce.
It's legitimate business tactic.

What is wrong with shopping the competition?
Makes for a better and less expensive product.


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