Wisconsin economic development officials are crafting a proposal
for Boeing to build its new commercial airplane in the state.
Economic Development Corporation said in a statement Wednesday to
The Associated Press that Wisconsin was not one of the states
Boeing approached to submit a request for proposal. However, WEDC
is developing a proposal for Boeing with plans to present it soon.
WEDC says that
more than 140 Wisconsin suppliers already work with Boeing and the
state is uniquely positioned to meet its needs.
Boeing is looking
for a place to build the next-generation 777X commercial airplane
after machinist union members in Washington state rejected a
proposed contract that sought concessions on pensions and health
lawmakers are considering a $1.7 billion incentive plan for