HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania is among the states hoping to compete for a new Boeing aircraft assembly plant.
Department of Community and Economic Development spokesman Steve Kratz said Wednesday the company contacted the state on Tuesday, asking for proposals to attract a plant to build the new 777X aircraft.
Kratz says the state is looking at what it might offer as a competitive proposal that also takes into account the use of taxpayer dollars.
He says the large number of potential jobs makes Gov. Tom Corbett very interested.
The company is approaching states, asking them to bid on the production of the plane after its machinist union members rejected a proposed contract with concessions on pensions and health care costs.