|The Boeing Company|
|Logo of Boeing.|
|Second||Industry: Aerospace, Defense|
|Third||Founder(s) and Founded in: William Boeing, Seattle, 1912|
Boeing is an American multinational aerospace and defense corporation. Founded in 1916 by William E. Boeing, the company has expanded over the years, and merged with McDonnell Douglas in 1997. Boeing moved its corporate headquarters from Seattle to Chicago, Illinois, in 2001. Boeing is made up of multiple business units, which are Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Boeing Defense, Space & Security; Engineering, Operations & Technology; Boeing Capital; and Boeing Shared Services Group. Boeing is among the largest global aircraft manufacturers, and the second largest aerospace & defense contractor in the world.