Mo. Was in Late Running for Boeing
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Newly released documents show Missouri was in the running for a new Boeing assembly plant right up until the company decided to stay in Washington state.
Documents provided to The Associated Press on Monday under a Sunshine Law request show Boeing officials visited St. Louis on Dec. 28 to check out Missouri's proposal.
A follow-up visit was scheduled for Jan. 4. But that was cancelled after union members in Washington voted Jan. 3 to accept Boeing's contract proposal. The company then said it would build the 777X airplane there.
Boeing had not released a list of finalists for the project.
The documents show Missouri submitted three options to Boeing to assemble the wing or full plane at either of two locations near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.