Contribution by Boeing, North America
Boeing’s commitment to South Carolina is as solid as the 787 Dreamliners teammates built here. Our teammates make dreams possible with their dedication and hard work. Together, Boeing South Carolina and its teammates are proudly creating fantastic new opportunities that will improve the quality of life for generations of South Carolinians.
Over the past five years, Boeing has built millions of square feet of high-tech manufacturing facilities and has created thousands of well-paying jobs with exceptional benefits and growth opportunities. At Boeing South Carolina, teammates can dare to pursue their dreams of long-term career growth using our free college education benefits and career mentoring programs. Our production teammates’ salaries have also been growing at a rapid pace (18.9% over the last three years). It is clear; we’re building more than just jets.
Boeing also gives back to South Carolina communities with charitable contributions and volunteer time. Since 2010, Boeing has invested more than $20 million in South Carolina non-profit organizations and teammates have volunteered for community initiatives more than 7,000 times. Boeing teammates also support various charitable campaigns throughout the year, including the Food & Essentials Drive, Books & Backpacks, and Spirit of the Holidays.
Boeing’s Employees Community Fund, a group managed and funded independently by Boeing South Carolina teammates, has invested nearly $500,000 over the past three years with 45 local non-profit organizations. Nearly 1,000 Boeing teammates contribute to the fund, and have supported groups such as Teacher Supply Closet, Carolina Youth Development Center, American Red Cross, Children in Crisis, Lowcountry Food Bank, One80 Place, Windwood Farm Home for Children, Engaging Creative Minds, Communities in Schools, Metanoia, Reading Partners, Father-to-Father Project and Ronald McDonald House. We are also proud that Boeing South Carolina’s Dream Learners educational program has reached approximately 124,260 South Carolinian students, educators and special guests.
Whether it’s building career opportunities or building community partnerships, it is clear to see that we are building more than just jets in South Carolina. Together, let’s keep a good thing going!