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Kansas joins bidding for Boeing contract

KSAL Staff - December 5, 2013 4:07 am

Spirit Aerosystems in hunt for defense work

Spirit Aerosystems in hunt for defense work

Kansas is assembling an economic incentive package geared at landing a new Boeing contract to build the aviation giant’s 777X commercial aircraft.

Administration officials say Wednesday they can’t divulge details of the Kansas package, citing a nondisclosure agreement signed with Boeing when talks began in recent weeks.

Gov. Sam Brownback has said that Kansas would make a run at landing the contract, which could result in between 7,000 and 10,000 new aviation jobs in the Wichita area.

Unlike Missouri, where legislators are meeting to approve a financial package, Kansas is relying on existing economic incentive programs related to job training, workforce development and provisions that could allow the expensing of new equipment purchases over several years.

Anita Mann

December 5, 2013 at 8:30 am

Well we know it would never happen in Salina lol…the old boys club would never allow a large competing business come in and pay fair wages. lol and yes to those that are going to get their stuffed shirts in a wad I know Salina wasn’t in the running. It was a friendly jab at the old boys club here in town.

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