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5:22 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Boeing to add more St.Louis county jobs

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Governor Jay Nixon announced in a press release Thursday that aerospace manufacturing company Boeing will add up to an additional 400 research and technology jobs at its St.Louis County campus.

The new jobs will be part of Boeing's plan to restructure its Research and Technology organization. The company, which employees approximately fifteen thousand workers in Missouri, is being helped in the St. Louis county expansion by the state of Missouri through a package of economic incentives.  

Boeing can earn these incentives by meeting job creation and investment criteria.

"Missouri had the third fastest rate of tech job growth in the nation," Nixon said in the same release. 

The state of Missouri has also submitted a response for Boeing's Request for Proposal earlier this week to have a chance at producing Boeing's next generation commercial aircraft, the 777X.