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With Scott Carson’s retirement, Washington loses a Boeing champion

Today’s announcement that Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Scott Carson will be retiring by year’s end has to be considered another blow to the region’s effort to secure the second production line for the troubled 787. Carson, a WSU grad who joined Boeing in 1973, made no secret of his passion for a competitive Boeing Company, famously telling leaders of business and government at the Prosperity Partnership’s annual meeting that “location is a choice.”

As important, Carson remained deeply committed to the belief that the company could succeed here in Washington. Now, with critical decisions being made, our

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