But, the reason Boeing moved their International HQ to Chicago was a for millions in a tax dodge. Illinois gave tax breaks for the $170,000,000 million dollar building at 100 North Riverside Plaza and a special rate for their Corporate profits so they can engage in some special bookkeeping because nowadays the thing American Corporate leaders manufacture is legerdemain and accounting tricks to hide and obscure "their" money.
Anyway, one place we know Boeing is definitively not based out off anymore is Wichita, Kansas. On January 4th, Boeing announced it was moving the tanker work out of Kansas to other U.S. plants and closing its Wichita operation next year.
In 2008, Boeing asked Kansas officials to help win a $3.5 billion contract for 18 Air Force tankers. Wichita's Mayor Carl Brewer says Kansas had a long history of coming through for Boeing. In fact, Axelrod notes that Boeing received 650 tax breaks over the last 30 years and $3.5 billion dollars in bonds.Boeing would have failed if it had to face the Free Market and only exists today as a Company because of the Trillions of dollars it has received in government assistance. Of course, when you're a Corporate Criminal like Boeing getting free money from the government just... isn't... enough... Boeing, the Corporate Criminals, admitted to stealing $644 Million via fraudulent contracts. That would be called stealing if you the regular person did it but a Corporate person named Boeing gets the nomenclature of fraud.
Boeing is a company who could never succeed except for Billions of tax payer assistance. As such, Boeing is basically a middleman. Their Corporate charter should require they abide by the the NLRB and all of the Government's rules but that would be SOCIALISM!