Boeing's trickle-down effect creating fresh tourism, technical education

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Boeing's arrival in the Lowcountry added Charleston to a short list of cities that boast final aircraft assembly plants in the nation.

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Boeing has plans for state-of-the-art building to showcase the completed aircraft to potential customers. The Charleston Regional Business Journal reports that 70% of Boeing's business comes from overseas clients, and with 57 orders for the Dreamliner already filed, that means increased revenue for Charleston hospitality.

Boeing's influence is trickling down to other spectrums of the Charleston landscape too.

Boeing is collaborating with local education institutions to coordination partnerships and plans to produce highly skilled future employees. Boeing Charleston's vice president and GM has stated that the company wants to be sure that 4-year-old kids now can be employees 15 or 16 years later.

Hop over to the Charleston Regional Business Journal's article which goes into further detail.


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