Huge Local News: Boeing lands in the South Carolina Lowcountry

Posted by Kendall Harmon

North Charleston won the fiercely fought battle for a Boeing 787 aircraft assembly plant Wednesday, thrusting South Carolina onto the world stage of aircraft manufacturing.

The Boeing Co. will build the new line at its Charleston International Airport property instead of in Everett, Wash., the nation's aviation nerve center and longtime home of the company's commercial airplane business.

The decision was announced after state lawmakers wrapped up a two-day special session in which they approved a rich basket of financial incentives for Boeing valued at $450 million by state Sen. Hugh Leatherman, a Florence Republican who heads the Senate Finance Committee.

Read it all from the front page of the local paper.

Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsEconomyCorporations/Corporate LifeLabor/Labor Unions/Labor Market* South Carolina

Posted October 29, 2009 at 6:28 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Phil wrote:

Wow.  I didn’t really think Boeing would do it.  That’s a huge blow to Washington state and the unions.

October 29, 10:24 am | [comment link]
2. phil swain wrote:

Great news!  The crescent moon is waxing.

October 29, 12:06 pm | [comment link]
3. drjoan wrote:

It’s a sign that unions cannot control production.  You’d have thought they would have learned after the auto production fiasco.

October 29, 12:14 pm | [comment link]
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