This article originally ran in The St. Louis Post Dispatch on Feb. 17, 2023.
Boeing added hundreds to its St. Louis-area workforce last year, with an eye toward the next generations of defense aircraft.
The company added 900 jobs in the region in 2022. Many were engineers, who will be needed as the company shifts to future products, Steve Nordlund, senior site executive for Boeing St. Louis, said in an interview on Wednesday.
It’s not yet clear what those aircraft will be. But they will include efforts to build a new fighter jet.