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DelBene Statement on Boeing Moving 787 Dreamliner Production from Washington

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Washington, D.C., September 30, 2020 | comments

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement today after reports that Boeing was planning to move its 787 Dreamliner production line from Washington to South Carolina.

“I am deeply disappointed by Boeing’s decision to move its 787 Dreamliner production line out of Washington.

“Washington state has been the home to Boeing and the world’s strongest aerospace community for decades. Our highly trained workforce, strong education pipeline, extensive supply chain, significant investment in aerospace innovation and infrastructure, and overall quality of life give our region a unique advantage in this sector, and that will continue. This decision is misguided and hurts the communities and workers that have helped make the company so successful. 

“I will work with my colleagues in the Washington congressional delegation, state officials, and private sector leaders to bring the 787 back to Everett.”
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