About The Boeing Company
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. The company continues to expand its product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Its broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-enabled solutions; creating advanced technology solutions; and arranging innovative customer-financing options.
Boeing employs approximately 160,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. Our enterprise also leverages the talents of hundreds of thousands more skilled people working for Boeing suppliers worldwide.
Boeing is organized into two business units: Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Supporting these units are Boeing Capital Corporation, a global provider of financing solutions; Shared Services Group, which provides a broad range of services to Boeing worldwide; and Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology, which helps develop, acquire, apply and protect innovative technologies and processes.
Boeing in Washington
Approximately half of the Boeing workforce is located in Washington State, where Bill Boeing founded the company 99 years ago. Boeing's journey as a global industry leader parallels our history of building better communities. Additionally, Boeing currently works with nearly 2,000 suppliers and partners throughout the state of Washington, and that impact is broad. A recent study by the Washington Aerospace Partnership found that more than 267,000 Washington jobs are supported by the aerospace industry, and aerospace industry exports accounted for 53 percent of all Washington exports in 2014.
In 2014 Boeing, its employees and retirees gave $50 million to Washington community organizations, and our employees donated more than 100,000 hours of volunteer time. Additionally, more than 100 Boeing executives serve on non-profit boards throughout the Puget Sound region.
All of this supports Boeing’s philosophy that creating positive change permeates all that we do, both through the products and services we provide and how we operate our business in the interconnected world in which we live. For more about our investments, commitments and partners in Washington State, visit our Boeing in Washington website at www.boeing.com/washington.