Boeing plans to create 700 jobs in St. Louis
To accommodate this production work, Boeing will expand its current St. Louis composites facility and begin producing parts for the 777X program in 2017. Boeing's St. Louis campus has traditionally manufactured military, rather than commercial, aircraft.
As a result, bringing on production for the 777X will not only create jobs and investment, it will also diversify Boeing's St. Louis campus and better position Missouri to compete for additional defense and commercial projects in the future.
The 777X jobs announced today and this long-term commitment to St. Louis by Boeing is a direct result of the bipartisan legislation passed during last year's special session. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon called a special session of the General Assembly to pass legislation that would allow Missouri to compete for work on the commercial aircraft.
Last week, Boeing revealed plans to bring an additional 500 jobs to St. Louis for service and support of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor aircraft. ■