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Why Did Boeing Move Its HQ To Chicago?

Fri Aug 24, 2001 9:20 am

Seattle sounds more Boeing than Chicago, why did they move?
 
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RE: Why Did Boeing Move Its HQ To Chicago?

Fri Aug 24, 2001 10:42 am

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

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RE: Why Did Boeing Move Its HQ To Chicago?

Fri Aug 24, 2001 1:08 pm

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.
 
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RE: Why Did Boeing Move Its HQ To Chicago?

Fri Aug 24, 2001 1:17 pm

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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Fri Aug 24, 2001 5:01 pm

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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RE: Why Did Boeing Move Its HQ To Chicago?

Sat Aug 25, 2001 4:16 am

HA! Because Chicago is a better city than Seattle.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Why Did Boeing Move Its HQ To Chicago?

Sat Aug 25, 2001 4:20 am

Airic I agree and best of all, I live here in Chicago!
 
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RE: Why Did Boeing Move Its HQ To Chicago?

Sat Aug 25, 2001 4:59 am

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.

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RE: Why Did Boeing Move Its HQ To Chicago?

Sat Aug 25, 2001 5:03 am

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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RE: Why Did Boeing Move Its HQ To Chicago?

Sat Aug 25, 2001 5:17 am

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.
 
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RE: Why Did Boeing Move Its HQ To Chicago?

Sat Aug 25, 2001 6:32 am

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


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RE: Why Did Boeing Move Its HQ To Chicago?

Sat Aug 25, 2001 6:50 am

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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