Boeing asks PA to bid on new aircraft assembly plant

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 4, 2013 7:17 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania is among the states hoping to compete for a new Boeing aircraft assembly plant.

State Department of Community and Economic Development spokesman Steve Kratz says the company contacted the state on Tuesday, asking for proposals to attract a plant to build the new 777X aircraft.

He says the commonwealth is looking at what it might offer as a competitive proposal that also takes into account the use of taxpayer dollars.

Kratz notes the large number of potential jobs makes Governor Corbett very interested.

The company is approaching states, asking them to bid on the production of the plane after its machinist union members rejected a proposed contract with concessions on pensions and health care costs.

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  • Larry img 2013-12-05 08:40

    The proposal for Pennsylvania to make that is responsible to its citizens is one that preserves and increases our tax base with the commitment to Boeing that Pennsylvania will provide the best infrastructure, job training and education, and quality of life for its employees.

    Pennsylvania should not be the cheap date in devaluing its tax base for this or any deal that damages future investment in the state.

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