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WEDC working on proposal to get Boeing to build new plane in Wisconsin

Boeing company's chairman and CEO, Jim McNerney (R) and Ray Conner, President and CEO of Boeing commercial airplanes, pose with a 787-10 mod
Boeing company's chairman and CEO, Jim McNerney (R) and Ray Conner, President and CEO of Boeing commercial airplanes, pose with a 787-10 mod

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin's job creation agency is working on a proposal to encourage Boeing to build its newest type of commercial airplane in the Badger State.  

Boeing is looking for a place to construct its next generation commercial 777-X plane. That's after union machinists in Boeing's home state of Washington refused to accept contract concessions for health insurance and pension costs.  

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation told the Associated Press Wednesday that the state was not one of those Boeing invited to submit proposals. However, the Badger State will still submit an application soon.  

The WEDC says over 140 suppliers in Wisconsin already work with Boeing, and the state is uniquely qualified to meet the company's needs.

Missouri is also working on a plan to attract Boeing. Officials in the Show Me State are considering a $1.7 billion package of incentives.  

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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