Gov. Gregoire’s Statement on the 787 Line DecisionOctober 28th, 2009 by Rachel Pritchett
This issued from her office:
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire today issued the following statement on Boeing’s 787 second production line:
“My philosophy is ‘it ain’t over ‘til it’s over.’ I am continuing to work with both sides to urge them to keep talking and reach an agreement that would result in the second line being located in Washington. Senator Murray, Representative Dicks and Representative Larsen are also working hard on this and I appreciate their tireless efforts. If there is a deal to be struck, we will leave no stone unturned in trying to strike it.
“I absolutely believe Washington is the best place for Boeing to locate its second line. We have more than $3 billion on the table in incentives, the best workforce in the world, and the lowest production risk for the company. I have not given up hope that the labor/management issues that are central to Boeing’s decision can be resolved.”