Boeing is known for its complaining that Washington State is a lousy place to do business.
Yesterday (September 22) the Tax Foundation came out with its new state rankings for business-friendly tax states. Washington’s ranking: #9. South Carolina: #26. North Carolina (the runner up in the 787 Line 1 competition): #39. Texas (second runner up for Line 1): #11. The four-page Executive Summary is here. The 60-page full report is here.
Today (September 23), Forbes came out with its list. The results: Washington is #2 (up from #3). South Carolina: #25. North Carolina: #5. Texas: #8.
These lists will be music to labor’s ears because they constantly fight the perception that Boeing is an aggrieved company to Washington’s incompetent business system.
It’s not as simple as all this, of course, but these two new lists do take a little wind out of the sails of those crabbing about Washington State.