777X http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Washington State Machinists Narrowly Approve Contract To Build Boeing's 777X http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/washington-state-machinists-narrowly-approve-contract-build-boeings-777x <p><em>Updated at 12:30 a.m. on 1/4/14.</em></p><p>The nationwide chase for Boeing's&nbsp;777X&nbsp;is over.</p><p>That's because Washington State machinists narrowly approved a contract on Friday to build the airplane near Seattle. It's a move that concludes Missouri's high-profile bid at landing a significant economic development opportunity for the St. Louis region.</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 06:30:37 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32723 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Washington State Machinists Narrowly Approve Contract To Build Boeing's 777X Amid Nationwide Scramble, Missouri Seeks To Stand Out To Nab Boeing's 777X http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/amid-nationwide-scramble-missouri-seeks-stand-out-nab-boeings-777x <p>The opportunity was too good to pass up.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Boeing decided to move production of its&nbsp;777X&nbsp;passenger plane out of Seattle, states across the country were eager to offer their services. Missouri's political and business leaders were no exception. &nbsp;They simply couldn't miss out on the chance to cement thousands of high-paying jobs for decades to come.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32480 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Amid Nationwide Scramble, Missouri Seeks To Stand Out To Nab Boeing's 777X