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Renton Mayor Law urges legislators to approve package for 777x project

November 6, 2013

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City to build Central Sound Aerospace Training Center to train needed workforce

RENTON, WA—The City of Renton extends strong support for Governor Inslee’s proposal to ensure that the 777x and composite wing be built in Washington state. Mayor Denis Law urges legislators to pass the legislation that includes the transportation revenue package, tax incentives, and $5 million investment needed for the Central Sound Aerospace Training Center (C-SAT) that is planned to be built in Renton.

“We have been working closely with the aerospace industry to ensure the future of aerospace in our region,” said Renton Mayor Denis Law. “Plans are currently underway to build a state-of-the-art training facility in Renton that will train workers from the Puget Sound area to meet the growing needs of the aerospace industry.”

Added Mayor Law, “We have also been working closely with The Boeing Company to ensure that Renton and our region will continue to be a center of commercial airplane manufacturing for many years to come. We signed a long-term lease agreement with Boeing for the Renton Municipal Airport, have streamlined processes to facilitate the necessary permits for capital improvements for Boeing’s 737 plant to meet current production demands and the new 737 MAX.”

“However, it is now critical that the legislators take action to secure the future of aerospace and the continued economic prosperity for our region and state,” Mayor Law said. “I urge the State legislature to act quickly to approve the necessary legislation outlined in the Governor’s Office and the 777x bi-partisan Committee’s package.”