Boeing announced yesterday that they will relocate more than 800 engineering jobs to their Oklahoma City campus. The jobs will transition here by the close of 2013, when combined with their current employment and the jobs still moving here from Long Beach, the Oklahoma City facility will have approximately 2,000 employees.
Boeing and Oklahoma City have a long and successful history, and our competitive business climate meets their operational needs. We have been working with Boeing over the course of many months to understand their business objectives, and we are ready to help them grow.
Once Boeing made a cost-driven business decision to close the Kansas facility, we believe state and local incentive options and our positive business climate played an important role in Boeing's decision to choose Oklahoma City as the location for these positions over competing cities. Our ability to maintain this strong business climate and cost environment that supports our incentive programs is critical to keeping and growing companies like Boeing.
Thank you for your hard work in creating a competitive business environment that makes expansions like this possible. For the full Boeing announcement, click here.
Roy H. Williams
President and CEO
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber