Oklahoma solicited for proposal to land Boeing assembly site

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

Officials with Boeing say they're asking Oklahoma to prepare a proposal for an assembly plant for the airplane maker.

The proposal is due June 20th.

Boeing has a manufacturing plant at Tulsa International Airport with about one-thousand employees.

Tulsa and state officials would not confirm a proposal is being prepared, but a Boeing spokesman says the company sent a request for a proposal to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

Steve Hendrickson says similar requests were sent to 12 other states.

Boeing is looking for a site to assemble its 250-passenger 7-E-7 jetliner. The company says the plant could hire up to 12-hundred workers and create thousands of more jobs in related industry.

Company officials say a site will be selected by the end of the year.