If you want to see the dilemma policymakers and elected officials face when forced to hand out billions of dollars in corporate welfare to Boeing — and the company still announces it will make 777X parts in St. Louis, not the Puget Sound — study this map from the Brookings Institution: Several reactions come to…More
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Whatever a “manufacturing community” is, the Puget Sound region is one of a dozen such announced this week by the Obama administration. The goal is to “revolutionize the way federal agencies leverage economic development funds,” but looking at the details it is clear that this is small ball. It’s not purely symbolic, but neither is…More