Boeing shortens list of sites to build 777X by cutting North Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) – North Carolina said on Friday it was no longer in the running to build Boeing Co’s (BA) new commercial jetliner, as the Chicago-based company shortened its list of potential sites for the factory. Boeing said it had begun notifying 22 states that offered to host the factory for the 777X jet, but it did not say which ones made the short list. A factory to build the new version of Boeing’s most popular wide-body jetliner would bring thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic benefit to the winning location. Jake Keys, a spokesman for the city of Greensboro, said Boeing had told the city it was no longer in the running.


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