Port Of Everett CEO Calls Boeing’s 787 Move “A Devastating Loss”

September 30, 2020

Everett Economy

In 2011 the 1st 787 is walked into place during a ceremony at the Everett Plant. Photo courtesy Boeing Co.

Starting to get in reaction today to the report in the Wall Street Journal that Boeing is moving all 787 Dreamliner Production work out of Everett and to South Carolina. This just in to MyEverettnews.com from the Port of Everett.

“If today’s news reports on the 787 move proves true, this would be a devastating loss that will have far-reaching personal and economic impacts on this community. The Boeing Company is the foundation and heartbeat of our city, county and state. COVID has hit our aerospace industry especially hard, and if a move of the line does occur, we will continue to advocate for its return to Everett once the aerospace industry and air travel resumes. Everett is the aerospace manufacturing capital of the world, and the Port of Everett will continue to do everything we can to help keep it that way. We still believe this is the best place, with the best workforce to build Boeing airplanes.”

– Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber

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