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Boeing to Build New Passenger Jet in U.S.

May 17, 2003|From Associated Press

Boeing said it will assemble its new 7E7 passenger jet within the United States, but the plant location will depend on factors such as taxes, construction costs and the support of local leaders.

Boeing, which has assembled nearly all of its passenger planes in the Seattle area, briefed congressional, state government, labor and other leaders on its 7E7 site selection criteria.

The company has long complained that Washington state's tax structure and transportation problems make it less competitive, and warned last year when it announced plans for the 7E7 that it would consider building the mid-sized jet overseas.

Analysts have speculated that locations in Kansas, Texas, Arizona and California may be considered.

From Associated Press

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