Boeing Co. has announced plans to move 500 jobs to their St. Louis, Missouri offices as part of a consolidation of the company’s Defense, Space and Security business. The company has more than 14,500 employees in the St. Louis area, making it the sixth largest employer in the region.
“Making better use of our facilities will enhance efficiency and promote greater collaboration,” said Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security. “This will help drive our global growth in Boeing’s second century.”
The U.S. is the world’s largest aerospace producer and Missouri has a rich history in aerospace, from Charles Lindbergh, to the Mercury space program, to the latest in aerospace innovation. Today, Missouri is home to more than 100 aerospace companies, and Missouri talent builds Boeing’s F/A-18, EA-18 and F-15 fighter jets, along with a huge array of military ordinance.