Leaders dead serious about 737 potentialAugust 18th, 2011 by Rachel Pritchett
Good Thursday, bloggers,
Make no mistake about it. Two county commissioners, two mayors, and some of the county’s top business and education leaders agreed this morning to go after any potential new Boeing 737 plant and more likely its suppliers.
At the moment, that means more strongly funding an upcoming state consultant’s study about keeping any new Boeing plant in Washington, and to have Kitsap’s questions and potential more fully addressed in the consultant’s report.
Backers of the study had asked the Port of Bremerton for $10,000. But by the time the meeting was over, the amount had risen to as much as $35,000 potentially from a host of local sources including government, labor and business. Nothing set in stone yet.
I am writing my story now, and it will be posted at kitsapsun.com this afternoon.
Rachel Pritchett, business reporter