Wednesday, December 4, 2013

States offer billions to Boeing

States drooling over the thought of landing a Boeing 777X jetliners plant are putting billions in incentives on the table. Alabama, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington State all want the plant and the thousands of jobs. Huntsville, Ala., where Boeing already owns 300 acres at Huntsville International Airport, is one of the sites in the running. Boeing began looking for locations after a union in Washington State, where the current version of the 777 was designed and built, rejected the company's contract offer. Dec. 10 is the deadline for responses to the request for proposals. Boeing rival Airbus is building an A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala. (Source:, 12/04/13)