Friday, March 18, 2011

Fallin Applauds Boeing's More And Better Jobs

Governor Fallin today welcomed an announcement from The Boeing Company that it is planning to build a second facility in Oklahoma City to accommodate 550 new jobs and expanded operations.

“I’m very pleased to hear that Boeing is building a second facility to accommodate 550 new jobs and the company’s expanded operations in Oklahoma City,” Fallin said. “As governor, I will continue to pursue pro-growth policies that allow us to attract more jobs and opportunities for Oklahomans so that announcements like this will be more common across our state. This is great news for the aerospace industry, and to our new friends at Boeing, I say ‘welcome to Oklahoma!’”

The Oklahoman reported that Gardner-Tanenbaum Group is developing the six-story, 320,000-square-foot building, expected to cost nearly $40 million, as a build-to-suit project for Boeing, which will lease the space.

The new building, to open in the second quarter of 2012, is needed to house Boeing's Oklahoma City work force due to company growth and relocations, the company said.

Boeing announced plans last August to move its B-1 program and C-130 Avionics Modernization Program here from Long Beach, Calif. In addition, Boeing said a $1.7 billion Federal Aviation Administration research-and-development contract it was awarded early last year is being managed out of Oklahoma City.

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