In an announcement, Boeing mentioned its campus in Arlington, Va., will function the corporate’s new world headquarters. Boeing mentioned that area’s aerospace and protection agency’s staff “assist varied company features and specialize upfront airplane growth an autonomous techniques.”
Boeing additionally plans to develop a analysis and expertise hub in Northern Virginia. The corporate mentioned it’ll proceed to keep up a “vital presence” in Chicago and the encircling space.
“We tremendously admire our persevering with relationships in Chicago and all through Illinois. We sit up for sustaining a robust presence within the metropolis and the state,” mentioned Boeing president and CEO Dave Calhoun within the announcement.
In an announcement, Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth expressed their disappointment with the announcement.
“Boeing’s resolution to depart Illinois is extremely disappointing–each stage of presidency in our state has labored to make Chicago and Illinois the right dwelling for Boeing’s headquarters for the previous 20 years. We’re working collectively to make sure Boeing management each understands how dangerous this transfer might be and does every part doable to guard Illinois’s employees and jobs,” the assertion learn.
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