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King County Council approves $130,000 to help keep 737 in state

The members of the new King County Aerospace Alliance were announced last week in Renton. - King County
The members of the new King County Aerospace Alliance were announced last week in Renton.
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The King County Council Monday approved $100,000 for a competitiveness study that will look at the current state of the aerospace industry in King County.

The council also approved $30,000 to help fund the statewide Project Pegasus, designed to ensure that Boeing 737 airplanes are always manufactured in Washington state, including the newest member of the 737 family, the 737 MAX.

The competitive study is part of the King County Aerospace Alliance, which county Executive Dow Constantine announced last week at a press conference overlooking the 737 production plan in Renton.

“This targeted funding will promote regional economic recovery and is proof that this government stands ready to support the creation of local, family wage jobs,” said Constantine. “I am thankful that the council has acted so quickly to demonstrate that our region, which has the factories, workforce and transportation infrastructure, is determined to compete in the aerospace industry on a global scale.”

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