>Beneficial corporate tax structures
The Boeing Co. will be taxed by Washington State, not by the state corporate offices are moved to.
>No personal income tax
None here either.
Your point being? We have SEA, BFI, RNT, and PAE here.
>DFW Metroplex within 4 hours from virtually anywhere in the US + great connections abroad
Really helps for those conference calls, huh?
>Home of the Texas Rangers
the M's will take the AL West this year- lol.
>American Airlines - All Boeing
>Southwest Airlines - All Boeing
>Continental Airlines - All Boeing
Don't see your point. Boeing Commerical Airplane Co. will remain headquartered in Renton, WA.
>Great weather, plenty of sunny days
From what Boeing has listed as what it wants from a prospective new home, Seattle has all of it.
>This has NOTHING to do with moving their operational facilities...so why is evryone, including the media making such a hoopla about it?
Not living in Seattle, I can see why you wouldn't understand.
What are the cities Boeing wants to move the corp HQ to? DFW, DEN, or ORD. Does Boeing have any substantial operations in any of those cities? No. The general feeling of the employees, unions, citizens, and lawmakers is that Boeing is moving the top brass out of town as a gradual pull-out from Seattle. First its the CEO. Then its the engineers at Longacres. Then its the 737/757 manufacturing line. Then... well you get the idea. If the CEO moves out of town, he is a lot more unaccessable by the employees. Before he was across E Marginal Way. Now he's across the country.
And I'd put money on it being DFW- Phil Condit wants to move production south of the border where it is cheap.
Screw the millions of Seattleites and Washingtonians who depend on you, why don't you?
There was an emergency shareholder meeting here today- I wish I could have gone.