Re: “Don’t think a Northwest presence is a sure thing with Boeing” (Bill Virgin column, 4-21).
Boeing’s recent and continuing decisions to divide its operations abroad will put it among many multinational corporations that have done the same.
This brings to light a key feature of how the global economy works. It is based upon the reciprocal benefit of businesses and citizens to attract global capital and essentially build the city around the workers and consumers those large businesses bring.
This theory of urban development was adopted by some large cities – Chicago, for example, which faced a severe …