Washington Lawmakers are planning their moves to keep Boeing jobs and projects in Washington State.  Tom Captain, a principal with Deloitte consulting firm explained that when considering the Dreamliner, “You have to pay to play” which Washington State did in order to keep work and jobs here.  Captain continued, saying that looking ahead to keeping work here is equally important, “We did that [for the 787].  Now the imperative is, you have to pay to stay.”  Perhaps this is why such a public display of posturing and breast-beating took place over the recent debacle over the refueling tanker contract controversy.  Legislators are possibly thinking, just as Representative Jeff Morris said “The expectation with the Dreamliner was that Washington State had to pull a rabbit out of a hat, so it’s a good idea to have an earlier start this time.” 


Lovely…apparently no price is too high.





State leaders talk about tax benefits for Boeing

Link to Seattle Times:  http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2008017862_aerospace26.html