St. Louis County Council approves billion dollar Boeing incentive package

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by KMOV.com Staff | @KMOV

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Posted on December 10, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 10 at 10:13 AM

 (KMOV) – On Monday night, the St. Louis County Council placed their stamp of approval on a billion dollar tax incentive plan to lure a new Boeing plant to the area.

That decision came after a special session held Monday evening. If Boeing decided on the St. Louis region for the 777x Project, it could bring up to 8,000 new high paying jobs to the area.

Twelve other states are vying for the plant but St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley told News 4, he is optimistic.

"We have a 50/50 chance, if not a 60/40. That's what I believe. You got a skilled work force. Boeing got a major presence here right now 15,000 workers. We have the land we have the airport, skilled workers, why not,” Dooley said.

The company is expected to make its decision early next year. 

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