We still don't know where Boeing will build its new 777X commercial airliner, but it looks like it won't be in Washington State. Thursday night, the machinists' union rejected Boeing's final contract offer to keep the plant in the Puget Sound area.
Missouri is one of 22 states bidding for the plant. There's no indication which location Boeing will select. Boeing officials have said they'rell make that announcement in mid-January.
In the mean time, the aerospace giant has announced plans to send more jobs to St. Louis. Over the next two years the company will add 300-400 new research and development positions as part of a larger reorganization. The St. Louis-based units should be up and running by 2015.
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