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Leaders dead serious about 737 potential

August 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

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3 Responses to “Leaders dead serious about 737 potential”

  1. Sharon O'Hara Says:

    “…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.”

    Paying $10,000. seems reasonable for the Port of Bremerton but the others should back anything further themselves (instead of taxpayers) and get their money back when Boeing comes over here.
    Seems to me they’ll be more creative in getting Boeing here when their own personal money is involved.
    We want Boeing, we’ll get Boeing and treat them right…meaning fair, respectful, considerate business dealing…not selfish power struggles against ‘the Big Guy’…we’ll respect them, help them accomplish their work and they will WANT to come to Kitsap County..

  2. HWSlach Says:

    Kitsap has to look at the whole picture, not just SKIA and the airport. Transportation issues will arise. The Tacoma Narrows bridge tolls might be a bit steep for large trucks. A rail line is nearby but it has quite a circuitous route to get to Renton. Perhaps Boeing could be allowed to build a dock west of the shipyard. Then fuselage sub-assemblies could be cheaply shipped by barge.

  3. Alfred Says:

    Boeing we over in Mason County have land also. We however, will save the money Kitsap need to spend, as Mason County work force yells, NO UNIONS HERE did you hear it Boeing, NO UNIONS in MASON COUNTY. Come we want to work for you.

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