Boeing Not Coming To Georgia

January 4, 2014 14:38 pm

by Charlie · 4 comments

As was largely expected, Boeing’s “search” for a state that would grant large concessions in exchange to build a new version of the 777 airliner has ended with Boeing getting a better labor contract from workers in Washington state.  As such, it doesn’t look like Georgia will be getting a Boeing factory any time soon:

Boeing employees just barely approved a new labor contract late Friday, after protracted negotiations.

The eight-year contract, backed by 51 percent of workers, paves the way for Boeing’s new 777X airplane to be built in the Puget Sound region. In exchange, machinists made concessions on both benefits and future wages.

 Thanks to this vote by our employees, the future of Boeing in the Puget Sound region has never looked brighter,” Ray Conner the chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said in a statement.

Hard to call this a loss for Georgia – because it was never seriously considered to be in play for a win.  We and other states were being used. It’s just part of the game.

@TylerBlackmon January 4, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Made Georgia news as well, @nickdefiesta.

2g Strategies (@2gstrategies) January 4, 2014 at 3:29 pm

From @peachpundit Boeing Not Coming To Georgia – As was largely expected, Boeing’s “search” for a state that woul…

Dave Bearse January 5, 2014 at 11:05 pm

And in other news, the Falcons aren’t building a new stadium in Doraville.

Will Durant January 5, 2014 at 11:29 pm

We still get a piece of the action on the F35 boondoggle at Lockheed though. Of course in recent news, so do the Chinese.

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