Boeing http://wuis.org en Quad Cities Vying For Boeing Plant http://wuis.org/post/quad-cities-vying-boeing-plant <p>Northwestern Illinois officials want to team up with their Iowa counterparts to woo a Boeing plant that could bring more than 8,500 jobs to the Quad Cities. &nbsp;</p><p>The (Moline) Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1c7choJ ) the Bi-State Regional Commission sent a letter to the two states' governors asking them to promote a regional bid for the multibillion dollar assembly plant. &nbsp;<br />The letter was signed by community leaders in Moline, Rock Island, East Moline and Rock Island County in Illinois along with Iowa officials from Davenport, Bettendorf and Scott County. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:10:45 +0000 Sean Crawford 15744 at http://wuis.org Quad Cities Vying For Boeing Plant Lawmaker Wants Boeing Plant For Decatur http://wuis.org/post/lawmaker-wants-boeing-plant-decatur <p>An Illinois lawmaker says he wants Boeing Co. to build a new manufacturing plant in Decatur. &nbsp;<br />The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers reports (http://bit.ly/18GfBqF ) Forsyth Republican Rep. Bill Mitchell is hoping the Chicago-based aerospace company will build its new factory in the central Illinois community. &nbsp;</p><p>Boeing is looking for a location to build its new 400-seat 777X jetliner. &nbsp;<br />Boeing is looking at a $7 billion to $10 billion plant that would start with 3,250 workers in 2018 and grow to 8,500 by 2024. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:43:25 +0000 Associated Press 14939 at http://wuis.org Lawmaker Wants Boeing Plant For Decatur Madigan: Resist Temptation To Cave To Corporate Officials' Demands http://wuis.org/post/madigan-resist-temptation-cave-corporate-officials-demands <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A day after Office Depot announced it would stay in Florida rather than move to Illinois, the speaker of the House says Illinois needs to end its practice of offering tax incentives on a case-by-case basis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:19:54 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 14830 at http://wuis.org Madigan: Resist Temptation To Cave To Corporate Officials' Demands