The following is a statement by Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy regarding Boeing’s decision to build the 777X wing plant in Everett:
"During this process, I met with senior Boeing leadership and received personal assurances that Frederickson will be a big part of the company's future plans. The company has 1,800 employees in Frederickson, and the local network of suppliers and aerospace training programs ensures our important place in the global supply chain. I assured Boeing that Pierce County is ready to assist when the company is ready to utilize the undeveloped land it owns here.
“I am very happy for my peers in Everett and Snohomish County. Our top goal all along was to keep Washington at the epicenter of the aerospace industry, and we have succeeded.”
Hunter George, Pierce County Communications director