Happy Anniversary Boeing!
July 15, 2016 will mark the 100 year anniversary of The Boeing Company. William Edward Boeing founded the company in a small red barn just outside Seattle.
Boeing has grown to be the largest aerospace and defense contractor in the world and the largest exporter in the U.S., with clients in 150 countries around the world. Boeing employs approximately 160,000 people – half in the U.S. Here in Washington State, Boeing is the foundation of an aerospace industry consisting of over 1,350 aerospace and related companies, and supporting over 200,000 jobs.
In addition, The Boeing Company and Boeing employees support local nonprofits with time and money – investing more than $53 million annually in education, health, human services, arts and culture, environment, and civic engagement.
In Pierce County we are proud to be home to Boeing’s Frederickson plants and approximately 80 aerospace firms.
Happy Anniversary Boeing! We wish you continued success and prosperity. Thanks for being such a vibrant and important part of our community.