Gov. Jay Nixon issued the following statement regarding Missouri's efforts to compete for the Boeing 777X:
"I want to thank the members of the General Assembly, our community colleges, and our local partners in business, labor and government for putting together a nationally-recognized proposal that made Missouri one of the finalists for production of the Boeing 777X," Gov. Nixon said. "These efforts have demonstrated once again that with an outstanding business climate, strong schools and a highly-skilled workforce, Missouri is ready to compete in the 21st century global economy. Boeing's recent decision to bring more than 700 research and technology jobs to St. Louis is proof positive that Missouri is a top destination for high-tech jobs and investment. I look forward to continuing our long-standing partnership with this global aerospace leader and building on this solid foundation of growth."