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Boeing Continues to Move Presence to South Carolina
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 - 12:05 PMPosted by SOC in In-Depth
While the FAA continues its attempt to strong-arm Snohomish County into building a commercial airline terminal at Paine Field, and the cities of Mukilteo and Edmonds as well as the SOC fight back trying to keep commercial air traffic out of our neighborhoods, South Carolina proves once again that they welcome Boeing with open arms.  Boeing is looking to build a 220,000 square foot manufacturing plant in South Carolina within 20 miles of the current North Charleston factory to build 737 Max engine nacelles among other things.  South Carolina has been a great host and continues to prove their loyalty to the aerospace giant, encouraging their expansion there.  Recently the South Carolina legislature made a deal with Boeing, promising them $120 million in state incentives in exchange for the promise of 2,000 new jobs and their investment of $1 billion in the area.  Boeing's shift away from the Puget Sound should be cause for concern.  While the war rages on over a commercial air field in Boeing's back yard in Everett, South Carolina continues to be a lower cost, more attractive option.

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Paine Field Hosts Aviation Day
Mon, May 13, 2013 - 04:56 PMPosted by SOC in In-Depth
Aviation Day is a fun-filled, family friendly event.  This community event usually brings in over 5,000 people and has been occurring for more than 17 years.  100s of vintage and new aircraft as well as warbirds will be on display for the public to see.  The Warbirds will even do a flyover at noon!  The Historic Flight Foundation and the Flying Heritage Collection will be flying throughout the day.  The Flying Heritage collection will be open and kids aged 8-17 can even sign up for a free Flying Eagles introductory flight.  Vendors, bouncy houses and even the SeaFair pirates will be on hand to entertain you.  These are the kinds of events small airports enjoy.  This general aviation activity fits exactly with the current successful role of Paine Field supporting aerospace manufacturing and general aviation.  Don't let commercial air traffic spoil it.  Like us on Facebook to help join the fight to protect our community.

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Boeing Moves Intellect to South Carolina
Fri, May 3, 2013 - 03:06 PMPosted by soc in In-Depth

Boeing has been making their presence known and felt in South Carolina for awhile now, with their recent agreement to purchase 320 acres of land in Charleston and increase local jobs.  South Carolina has been very supportive and their House of Representatives voted to give Boeing $120 million in incentives in return for the promise of 2,000 new jobs and $1.1 billion in investments.  Now Boeing announces that they are moving around 20 engineers to North Charleston to help design engine inlets for the new 737 Max.  The plane will still be assembled in the Puget Sound, but several key parts are now being built elsewhere.  This comes on the heels of Boeing announcing layoffs in the Puget Sound area.  Should we be concerned about the future of Boeing in the Pacific Northwest?  What are we doing to prove to Boeing that they are a priority here?  South Carolina wants them and is willing to prove it.  Boeing has parked planes all over Paine Field- even in the location where a commercial service terminal has been proposed. Subsidizing commercial flights to crowd their North Sound operations at Paine Field is incredibly short sighted could eventually be another reason for Boeing to move jobs to South Carolina.

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Boeing's South Carolina Presence Continues to Grow
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 - 11:42 AMPosted by SOC in In-Depth
South Carolina continues to make Boeing a priority in their community.  This past Wednesday, their House of Representatives passed a bill to give Boeing $120 million in incentives in return for the promise of 2,000 new jobs and $1.1 billion in investment.  Boeing also has already agreed to buy 320 acres of land in Charleston as well as develop an operations center for the Dreamlifter 747 and an information technology center.  Currently the Everett Boeing plant builds seven 787s monthly and by the end of 2013 South Carolina will be producing three.  What does this mean for the future of Boeing in Everett?   Are we making them enough of a priority at Paine Field and its surrounding area?  South Carolina has proven that Boeing is there to stay.  What are we going to do to keep Boeing interested in staying here as well?

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Boeing Changes Expansion Plans in Everett
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 - 12:14 PMPosted by SOC in In-Depth
Earlier this week Boeing made motions to withdraw plans to build a new 650,000 square foot North office tower in Everett.  This would have been a state-of-the-art office building complete with dining areas including sweeping views of the nearby mountain ranges.  This information came to light just before the announcement that Boeing committed to creating 1,000 new jobs in their South Carolina plant over the next few years.  Should we worry?  Does this mean that Boeing is looking to expand further away from Everett and move more jobs to South Carolina?  What are we doing?

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Boeing to give SC $1 Billion
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 - 06:59 PMPosted by SOC in In-Depth
Boeing announced their plans today to expand in South Carolina, spending $1 Billion to create 2,000 new jobs over the next 8 years. South Carolina is positioning themselves to become the new aerospace hub.

What does this mean for us in Washington? If commercial flights take hold at Paine Field, wouldn’t that give Boeing even more reasons to move their business to more hospitable locations?

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