Boeing is expected to whittle down the list of contenders for their new 777X airplane plant. Missouri is one of 22 states competing for the plant and the 8,000 jobs it could bring. An email from company executive Ray Conner to Boeing employees indicates that the company plans to select a list of finalists this week. The email was posted to the Washington Aerospace Partnership's Facebook.
Missouri's bid includes $3.5 billion in tax incentives and a promise from local unions that the plant could be built using three shifts of workers with no overtime charges.
Jeff Aboussie of the Building and Construction Trades Council of St. Louis told Fox 2 News its worth it to put people back to work. "I don't believe that there's one union in this town that isn't welcoming the fact that Boeing could, hopefully, select St. Louis," he said.
Boeing officials have said they expect to announce the site for the new plant in mid-January.
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