Indiana Competing For Boeing Aircraft Facility

Boeing is considering proposals from 22 states for a location to build a new aircraft facility.

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The Boeing facility would manufacture 777x airplanes.

Governor Mike Pence says Indiana is talking to Boeing about building its new 777x airplane in the Hoosier State.

Boeing is considering proposals from 22 states to locate facilities to build its new 777x aircraft after labor negotiations in the Seattle area fell through.

Pence says Indiana has been in discussions with Boeing, though he wouldn’t comment further on how the discussions are progressing.

“I will tell you every opportunity that we are given to tell Indiana’s story, to make the case for Indiana, we do,” Pence says.

Indiana Economic Development Corporation spokesperson Katelyn Hancock says the IEDC doesn’t comment on negotiations but adds that the agency works with companies like Boeing every day to help them learn how Indiana fits into their long term plans.

The $10 billion Boeing facility could create more than 8,000 jobs over the next 10 years.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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