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Missouri Legislature called into special session in bid to nab Boeing 777X

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Boeing 777X

ST LOUIS – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday he is calling the Legislature into a special session beginning Monday to enact legislation that would allow the state to bid for the production of Boeing’s planned 777X.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch  website, stltoday.com, said Nixon would seek up to $150 million in annual tax breaks and other incentives to try to lure Boeing to build its plant in north St. Louis County.

“Building this next-generation commercial aircraft in Missouri would create thousands of jobs across our state and secure our position as a hub for advanced aerospace manufacturing,” Nixon said in a written statement announcing the special session. “ . . . I am committed to competing for and winning this project.”

The special session will begin at 4 p.m. Monday, the Post-Dispatch said.

Boeing already employs about 15,000 in Missouri, the news site said.

Nixon said in his message that Boeing has set a Dec. 10 deadline to accept states’ bids for the plant. That effectively means the Legislature would have to get it done next week, the news site said.

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3 comments

  • John Fuller

    Machinists and other service industry professionals in Missouri will be extremely grateful to have good paying jobs and will not complain about union contracts. They are willing to do what they have to do to get the job done to allow family and the community to benefit from Boeing jobs… They will take pride in ownership very much unlike unionized workers in Detroit that built crappy cars for DECADES while making $32 – $70 bucks an hour.


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