Washington leaders approved nearly $9 billion in tax breaks in November to aid Boeing Co. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the selection adds certainty that Washington will remain a global leader in aerospace for decades to come.
More than 20 other states moved recently to bid for work on the 777X, an updated version of Boeing's best-selling 777. The company received orders for 225 new 777X planes from three airlines at the Dubai Airshow. The 777X is expected to carry as many as 400 passengers and be more fuel efficient than the 777.