©2010 Bob Foster
Mayor Foster’s Statement on Boeing’s C-17

Statement from Mayor Bob Foster on Boeing’s announcement to end C-17 line


“While not unexpected, today’s announcement closes the chapter on production of a remarkable aircraft. As work slowed over the last several years, we worked side by side with Boeing to extend the C-17 line for a seven additional years. There’s a sense of sadness to see the end of an institution, but Boeing has grown its commercial aircraft work and announced an engineering design center over the past few years that solidifies the Company’s commitment in Long Beach.”


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©2010 Bob Foster
Mayor Foster’s Statement on Today’s Annoucement from Boeing
Credit Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau

“These are precisely the high-skilled, high-wage jobs that are needed for building strong economies of the future. We work hard cultivating an environment of research and innovation here, and this solidifies Boeing’s rich tradition and long history in Long Beach.”

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Mayor joins Boeing’s EnergyStar Challenge Celebration

Mayor Foster joined Boeing employees as their building received the EnergyStar Challenge for the third time. The Boeing building is the only one in the nation to receive this recognition.

Top photo: Mayor Foster (center) with LaWeeda Ward of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 (left) and Ralph Sobon of Boeing (right). 


The Mayor takes a quick tour of Boeing’s Building 800 – the three-time receipient of the EnergyStar Challenge.


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Mayor Foster’s Statement on the Loss of Boeing C-17 Jobs

Mayor Foster’s Statement on the loss of Boeing C-17 jobs:

“The C-17 program is an important economic asset for the State, the region, and the City. While Boeing’s announcement today is difficult and disconcerting, it is not entirely unexpected, as the Federal government has decreased orders for this workhorse aircraft.

Our rich history of aerospace manufacturing makes this an emotional day for Long Beach, as the C-17 plant is the last of what was previously a robust aerospace manufacturing industry in California. The impacts from these reductions will affect the State and the region, and is not constrained only to Long Beach.

We will continue our efforts to support Boeing in generating additional orders to preserve the thousands of jobs that remain, and our Workforce Investment Board will commit resources to assist affected employees during this difficult period.”

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