Alabama delegation lays out case for Boeing to locate facility in Alabama
On Friday, the Alabama congressional delegation sent a letter to Boeing Chairman, President and CEO, James McNerney, Jr., touting Alabama as a potential location for its 777X aircraft manufacturing facility.
Huntsville is among the finalists for the coveted facility, along with Charleston, S.C., Long Beach, Calif., Philadelphia and St. Louis.
The letter points out Boeing’s existing footprint in north Alabama and also touts the state’s “high-tech aerospace expertise, low taxation and cost-of-living, rational regulatory regime, right-to-work laws, low utility rates, and excellent infrastructure.”
All of Alabama’s congressional delegation signed the letter, including Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, and Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile, along with Reps. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville, Spencer Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills, Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, Mike Rogers, R-Saks, Martha Roby, R-Montgomery and Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham.
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