Governor Jay Nixon will be in St. Louis County Wednesday to publicly pitch his plan to lure a new Boeing aircraft plant to the area. Nixon will speak to St. Louis business and civic leaders at a luncheon hosted by Progress 64 West, a group that promotes development along the Interstate 64 corridor.
The governor met privately with Boeing executives last week as Missouri competes with at least five other states to produce the Boeing 777X commercial airplane.
A new plant would likely mean thousands of new jobs.
Republican state Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard has said he supports special tax incentives to try to land the plant.
Boeing expects to choose a location just after the first of the year.