The Southeast ramps up to challenge Washington State in aerospace

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July 26, 2018, © Leeham News: The US Southeast continues its aggressive expansion in aerospace.

Washington State plots to win the assembly site for the prospective Boeing New Midmarket Aircraft and expand its space footprint.

In a way, it’s a defensive holding game for Washington, which faces competition from more than a half dozen states where the cost of doing business is cheaper and the regulatory environment is friendlier to business.

  • Washington State doesn’t “get it,” say some suppliers and a trade group.
  • Gearing up for NMA competition.
  • Expanding the Southeast aerospace footprint.

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