Oklahoma has submitted its bid to Boeing

Friday, June 20th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The city of Tulsa and Oklahoma submitted a bid for Boeing Thursday afternoon. The city hopes the company will choose Tulsa for an aircraft assembly plant with a payroll of 1,200 people.

News on 6 reporter Emory Bryan says only a few details have come out about the bid that the state made to Boeing. We know that it involves a wide variety of tax breaks - but we don't know the total value of those incentives. The company is searching for a site to build a new airplane - the 7E7 "Dreamliner".

The components of the aircraft would be built elsewhere then shipped to an assembly plant. Boeing expects to sell 3,000 copies of the aircraft. Tulsa is in the running - but there's no way to predict our chances.

The people who came up with the Boeing offer aren't saying much about it. Mayor Bill LaFortune: "It's very competitive and I think the voters and citizens can be pleased that we're being aggressive."