Today, in response to the Boeing Company’s release of a list of criteria for site selection for assembly of the 7E7, Congressman Adam Smith (D-Tacoma) issued the following statement: 

“After seeing the criteria released today by the Boeing Company, I am more convinced than ever that the Puget Sound region is the right place for the 7E7 site.  Our region is attractive due to the first-class workforce, the strong community support for Boeing’s efforts, and our terrific ports, among other things.  I look forward to working with Boeing and our region’s leaders to ensure that Boeing builds the 7E7 here in the Puget Sound region and that the decades-long history of cooperation and partnership between Washington state and Boeing is strengthened in the 21st century.”