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Boeing eyes Atlanta for huge distribution center

Douglas Sams
Boeing eyes Atlanta for huge distribution center

The Boeing Co. is looking at south metro Atlanta for a warehouse and distribution center that could approach 1 million square feet — the latest mega project for the region’s booming logistics sector. The aerospace giant (NYSE: BA) is working with third-party logistics provider XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE: XPO), which has been touring south metro industrial properties this year and may be focused on Clayton and Henry counties. Industrial real estate developers with projects along the Interstate 75 corridor south of Atlanta have competed for the Boeing facility, which could range from 800,000 square feet initially to eventually more than 1 million square feet.  Developers have seen a request for proposals for the project, according to real estate sources familiar with the process.