Snohomish County launches 'Better With Boeing' campaign

Regional leaders highlight commitment to aerospace in Snohomish County

The Better with Boeing campaign is delivering a message about the unique strengths of the region and reinforcing why Boeing’s long-term success is rooted in growing operations in Washington state. 

The global pandemic has severely affected the aviation and aerospace industries. Boeing has difficult decisions to make to cut costs and increase efficiencies and is currently studying what it would mean to consolidate 787 production in a single state. Currently, the Dreamliner models are built in both Washington and North Charleston, South Carolina.

“Our partnership with Boeing stretches over fifty years,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. “Generations of Snohomish County residents have built their careers at Boeing – designers, engineers, machinists and other professionals. They’ve built the company and shaped its success, and we hope this relationship continues for many decades to come.”

“Boeing is part of our identity as a region, and we’ve built an incredible aerospace workforce development pipeline here in our community,” said City of Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin. “Who doesn’t know someone who works at Boeing? Boeing workers and their families form the fabric of our community and have helped influence the heart and soul of our city. We’re definitely better with Boeing and through the partnerships and skilled workforce we have, Boeing is better with us.”

Since 1967, Boeing has designed, manufactured, and assembled thousands of airplanes at its site in Everett, making it a global hub for aerospace. Hundreds of Boeing’s suppliers have set up shop all over the county creating a unique and collaborative environment where innovation thrives. Paine Field now accounts for $60 billion in annual economic impact, as well as over 158,000 jobs.

Aerospace is a key industry cluster in the region’s economic strategy, Amazing Place