Dec 10, 2013 3:08 PM
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California is one of at least a half-dozen states vying for Boeing's attention as the aircraft giant selects a production site for its new 777X jetliner.
Boeing spokesman Doug Alder Jr. said Tuesday that states must submit their bids to Boeing by mid-December. The company began receiving submissions this week.
California officials have been tight-lipped about what incentives they are offering to convince Boeing to build the new planes in the state.
Boeing has been turning out C-17s at its Long Beach plant but production is due to stop in 2015.
Supporters point out that Long Beach has easy rail, port and freeway access and a trained aviation workforce and facility.
The state faces competition from at least seven other states from Washington to Alabama.
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