King County Executive Dow Constantine today congratulated The Boeing Company and the Machinists on their ability to work together to reach an agreement that ensures jobs and prosperity
King County Executive Dow Constantine today congratulated The Boeing Company and the Machinists on their ability to work together to reach an agreement that ensures jobs and prosperity:
“I am thrilled at news the 737 MAX is landing here in King County. Congratulations to the Machinists and The Boeing Company for working together as partners to reach this historic agreement.
“We’ve seen from personal experience here in King County government how much can be accomplished when management and labor work together.
“This great news is a big step – but only one step – in securing our aerospace future.
“We’ve laid a strong foundation with creation of the King County Aerospace Alliance and the statewide Pegasus Project to build the transportation, education, and other infrastructure to keep Boeing and the more than 400 local aerospace suppliers as the leaders in an increasingly competitive global industry.
“Our job now is to continue to make King County the best place it can be to build airplanes, and the parts that go into airplanes. As the statewide study reveals, we need to be concerned with competition not just from Texas, South Carolina, and other states, but from emerging commercial airplane builders in Canada, Japan, South Korea and other nations.
“We have the opportunity to create new jobs for generations of local workers. We will buckle down to do the hard work to secure our future.”
Executive Dow Constantine at press conference announcing the formation of the King County Aerospace Alliance to bring production of the 737 MAX to our region, October 19, 2011