OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire wants the Legislature's help in keeping Washington state competitive for future Boeing Co. jobs.
Gregoire plans to unveil a new plan Thursday, aimed at attracting more business from Boeing and other aerospace companies.
The Democratic governor also is discussing a new consultant's study, which finds Washington has some disadvantages compared to other states seeking aerospace manufacturing jobs.
The study was done for the Snohomish County Economic Development Council. It says Washington should lower its taxes and other business costs, boost public transportation, and try to improve labor and management relations.
The study says labor costs in Washington are among the highest in the U.S. aerospace industry.