MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants to streamline government permitting and review aerospace incentives in order to help convince Boeing Co. to build its 777X jetliner in the state.
Inslee said Thursday that other strategies that lawmakers need to implement include improving the state's transportation corridors and investing in education and workforce training programs. Inslee says those efforts can help preserve thousands of jobs.
Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson says the city has been anticipating the 777X for more than a year. Stephanson will lead a task force to help streamline the permitting process, saying he wants to proactively address any potential hurdles that Boeing may face in expanding its operations.
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