United777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3556 times:
This is not offical but from reading reports for all the Seattle news media, it looks like the 7E7 will be built right here at home! For all your updated news on the 7E7 check out http://www.seattlepi.com and http://www.seattletimes.com The offical annoucment looks like it will be made this Tuesday in Seattle!
LMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3430 times:
Only makes sense. Why spend the money on a new facility or expanding/improving on another one when you already have on in Seattle. My opinion was that Boeing was trying to put pressure on the state of Washington.
BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3348 times:
My opinion was that Boeing was trying to put pressure on the state of Washington.
Of course they were; they played the State like a fiddle and won a $3 billion dollar concession package. All they needed to do was play the "We're pulling out of Washington" scare tactic and the State came begging to them on their knees. And it doesn't hurt to have also played the unions for all their political pressure they can put on Boeing to stay put.
It is a well-known fact that Washington has not been a good state for big business, the tax burden as well as other factors (such as the horrendous traffic), have had Boeing eying a move for a long time now. But now that they got the concessions they wanted, they're as happy as can be.