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Boeing Co. to move 760 jobs to Houston

The Boeing Co. has confirmed that it is moving 760 jobs from California to Houston during the next 3 years. Boeing is shifting about 920 jobs out of Southern California because of consolidations of its station and shuffle operations in Houston and Cape Canaveral. The jobs will include management and engineering positions.

“Houston is getting the lion’s share of the jobs Boeing is moving,” said Mayor Lee P. Brown. “Houston has long been known as the Human Space Flight and Exploration Capital of the world and is now becoming known as a High Tech Capital, as well. The addition of these jobs fits both categories.”

Total economic impact of moving the jobs to Houston, according to the University of Houston – Clear Lake Center for Economic Development & Research, will be approximately $32.8 million.

The Clear Lake Area Economic Development Foundation (CLAEDF) traveled to Boeing facilities in Huntington Beach and Canoga Park to address Boeing employees and give them information about Clear Lake and Houston to help the employees make informed decisions about moving to Houston. The Houston team included representatives from CLAEDF, Clear Creek ISD, Friendswood ISD and the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

“CLAEDF and Boeing have long been team members in the Clear Lake area in the promotion of the space industry. Therefore, CLAEDF was happy to assist Boeing in the relocation of their employees to the Clear Lake area,” said CLAEDF President Jim Reinharisen.

Mayor Brown added. “Boeing, and time rest of the world, are learning that Houston is a great place to live, work and play.

Houston’s job growth rate is now more than seven times that of the U.S. rate, according to the Greater Houston Partnership. Houston now has 236,900 more jobs than it did in August 1997.