Charlotte officials are putting together a bid for Boeing’s new plant to build its 777X jetliner.
Gov. Robert Bentley said Alabama will be among the states submitting a proposal next week to build Boeing’s new 777X aircraft, and the proposal will stress more than just the money the state is offering.
Part of the incentive package to lure Boeing to St. Louis will include land near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
The Senate’s 23-8 vote in a special session sends the measure to the House with just a few days remaining before what Gov. Jay Nixon has said is a Tuesday deadline to submit a proposal to Boeing.
The incentives, which are tied to job creation, are the sole focus of a special session called by Gov. Jay Nixon as Missouri contends with more than a dozen other locations to produce the next-generation 777X airplane.
The Senate bill passed with only two Senators opposing the measure. The House bill passed unanimously.
St. Louis leaders are urging Missouri lawmakers to approve incentives for Boeing to build a new commercial airplane in their region.
Missouri’s two U.S. senators say their home state is the right place for Boeing Co. to build its new 777X commercial airplane.
In hopes to sweeten the deal, St. Louis area construction labor councils have committed to work around the clock and forgo overtime to help Missouri compete for and win Boeing’s next-generation commercial aircraft, the 777X.
Missouri’s bid for a Boeing assembly plant could include more than $1.7 billion of incentives over two decades if the airplane manufacturer adds thousands of jobs, according to new information about the proposal released Tuesday.