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Why Did Boeing Move Its HQ To Chicago?  
User currently offlineP&M From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 11164 times:

Seattle sounds more Boeing than Chicago, why did they move?

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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 11134 times:

Something to do with serving their customers better, I think.


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User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 11125 times:

Boeing gave us too many excuses to count... but it came down to them not wanting ol Phil Condit too close to the Commerical Airplanes operation. And they said that.

But not to worry, Boeing Commerical Airplanes HQ is still here. For now.

User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 11121 times:

Moving ol' Phil to Antarctica might be a better idea. He just seems to have a major case of Head up the Ass.

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User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1966 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 11105 times:

The only light I have seen Phil bathed in, is that of a leader who came up through the ranks, has worked remarkably hard to lean Boeing into a diversified and profitable machine. He seems personable and remarkably smart and a strong yet compassionate laeder.

I might have missed something, I am just unsure what your comment is based on, fact or opinion, please elaborate.


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User currently offlineAiric From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11081 times:

HA! Because Chicago is a better city than Seattle.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineHairyass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11078 times:

Airic I agree and best of all, I live here in Chicago!

User currently offlineEyeSky From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11063 times:
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Maybe Boeing's move to Chicago will serve as a wake-up call to our legislators in Olympia who refuse to move forward on any type of meaningful transportation program. The fact is, the state of ground transportation in the Seattle area is deplorable. Boeing was probably just firing a warning shot, saying that something needs to be done to the transportation infrastructure if the Seattle metro area wants to attract and keep high profile, high paying employers.

There is no "good time" to get anywhere via ground transportation in the metro area. Traffic starts backing up on I-5 before 6 AM. After a brief lull in the mid to late morning it starts going bumper to bumper again until 6 or 7 PM. If you work in the metro area and have to commute to the 'burbs, you can count on at least a 3 hour commute each day.

EyeSky  Insane

User currently offlineSFOFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11061 times:

I saw Boeing's new headquarters building in Chicago last week. It's beautiful, right downtown on the river. I wonder if the move will open up new white collar positions?


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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4907 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11057 times:

Two reasons:

1: Boeing is no longer just a commercial airplane maker...they are a very diversified company that now reaches all over the aerospace and defence industries. Chicago is a more central location to deal with government people.

2: The earthquake risk.

User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11049 times:

3. Phil Condit is an opera buff, so is Harry Stonecipher. The Civic Opera House (Home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago) is just across the river.

4. He's also an avid sailor. Lake Michigan is a better lake to sail on than any in Denver or Dallas. There's a marina 1 1/2 blocks away from Boeing HQ.

5. 51 million reasons from the city and state...if you what I mean.  Big grin

See, little things adds up!  Big grin

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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11049 times:

Im proud the greates plane and defense maker has moved to my hometown! Go Boeing! It just shows that Chicago is an awsome city that is great for buisness. Boeing now joins McDonalds, Sears, Motorola, United Airlines, Amoco, Bank1 which all make their home in suburbia Chicago or the city itself.

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