Boeing

Update on Boeing Subsidies

Just four days after I mentioned that Boeing did not repay the billions it had already received from the 2003 Washington state subsidy package, the World Trade Organization approved EU retaliation for these subsidies in the form of $4 billion per year of tariffs on U.S. goods.

Boeing Moves More Jobs from Washington State to South Carolina

Boeing is ending production of the 787 Dreamliner at Everett, Washington, and moving it to its newer facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. The company says this is the most efficient approach to reducing production of the jet from 10 per year to six per year in response to falling demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. Moving production to South Carolina means that more than 1,000 Boeing workers at its Everett plant will likely lose their jobs as they no longer have a model to build.

Wow! Boeing Asks for End of Washington State Subsidies

Boeing Corporation has requested that the state of Washington stop providing it with tax breaks that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has on multiple occasions ruled to be an illegal subsidy under the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures.

Los Angeles Times Stirs Debate: Elon Musk’s Use of Subsidies at Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity

05/05/2015

By Danny Westneat May 6, 2015

I'm getting a complex about Oklahoma City. They keep stealing our stuff.

By Dominic Gates, March 29, 2015

Corrine "Cookie" Peterson, a 72-year-old widow, arrives at AIM Aerospace's manufacturing plant in Sumner at 6:30 a.m. to assemble ventilation ducts for Boeing jets.

By Ashley Gross March 25, 2015

Washington state is facing an “enormous budget challenge,” according to Gov. Jay Inslee, who has proposed creating a tax on capital gains and another on carbon pollution.

By Curtis Tate March 17, 2015

Boeing is the biggest winner of state and local tax incentives, receiving more than $13 billion of them, according to a nonprofit watchdog group that tracks the subsidies.

By Matthew Dalton Dec. 19, 2014

BRUSSELS—The European Union on Friday filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization alleging that billions of dollars of tax breaks handed to U.S. aviation company Boeing Co. by Washington state violated international trade rules.