Huntsville Makes the Short List that could bring 10,000 High-Paying Jobs!




Mayor Tommy Battle said city and state leaders are meeting soon to begin crafting an incentive package aimed at bringing Boeing’s 777X jetliner production to Huntsville.

“We’re going to work through what we can do and how we can structure this to be a win for the state and the community and Boeing,” Battle told Monday. “We’re going to be competitive in this thing. The governor has made that commitment, the secretary of commerce has made that commitment.”

Boeing confirmed over the weekend that it has sent out a formal request for proposals to more than a dozen sites across the United States. Huntsville, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, North Charleston, S.C., and Long Beach, Calif., are believed to be on the company’s short list. Officials in Kansas and Georgia have also expressed interest.

Due to the Machinists union’s rejection of the labor contract that called for pension cuts and other concessions, The state of Washington is no longer in line to manufacture the 777X. Seattle has offered $9 billion in tax breaks and additional workforce training to offset the concessions and keep the work.

It is reported by The San Antonio Express-Newslast week that 777X production would bring “up to 10,000 high-paying jobs” to the winning city. No doubt, Huntsville has the technical talent to support an aviation assembly plant having been the aeronautical hub and home to engineers. We should know by early next year, this is a big deal to vigrx plus buy in guelph the entire state of Alabama.

“It’s one of the biggest projects that’s ever hit Alabama,” Battle said of the Boeing opportunity.

Huntsville’s pitch to Boeing includes a highly skilled workforce capable of performing all the necessary engineering, production and systems integration in a single location, low cost of living, affordable tax structure and reputation for aerospace innovation.

One great thing to point out, new news to me is that Boeing already owns about 300 acres between the runways at Huntsville International Airport! where it could build the 777X if the Rocket City prevails.

Jennifer Ardis, press secretary for Gov. Robert Bentley, said she could not comment on specifics of the state’s proposal to Boeing. However, she said Alabama plans to “aggressively pursue” the 777X project for Huntsville. Boeing has called the wide-body jet “the largest and most fuel efficient twin-engine commercial jetliner in aviation history.”

“Gov. Bentley met with Boeing leaders last week, and he told them Alabama is extremely interested in having the Boeing 777X production in our state,” Ardis said Monday. “Boeing has had a strong presence in Alabama for over 50 years and is already familiar with the positive business climate in Alabama.”

Hey- I say this is a no brainer hands down winner for Huntsville….. but it’s not up to me! Let’s hope and pray that Boeing makes the right decision and picks Huntsville for all the greatness we offer.

It’s the perfect time to see positive job news lurking on the horizon!

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AL. Delegation Reception on June 17, 2013

AL. Delegation Reception on June 17, 2013


Our client TAT at the Paris Air Show featuring aviation products such as ECUs and fluid valves for heat management solutions.

Our client TAT at the Paris Air Show featuring aviation products such as ECUs and fluid valves for heat management solutions.

Yes, Mike & I attended the fabulous 50th anniversary of The Paris Le Bourget Air Show and what a treat!

Sunday evening launched our week by attending the Alabama Delegation Reception at the Place des Invalides. Gov. Bentley spoke to a crowd of economic development leaders admonishing them to remain focused and work hard for the state of Alabama. Mike and I had a few moments alone with Gov. Bentley that made the evening very special.

Withstanding 100 degrees, raging humidity and thunderstorms, hour long waits for taxis, train, bus, sore dogs and thirsty throats— thousands of aviation enthusiasts from every country came to see the spectacular show in the sky, my favorite being the daredevil maneuvers by the Sukhoi Su-35S Russian fighter. This unmatchable roaring aircraft is an augmented 4th generation of a Soviet designed fighter jet. Test pilot Sergei Bogdan demonstrated dynamic barrel rolls, flying direct lender payday loans no teletrack upside down and a deceleration stunt called the “falling leaf” mode as we all held our breath. Loud and fun to watch, check it out!

By day three of the Paris Air Show, the 100 billion mark in aircraft orders had been reached! Ryanair, a Dublin-based discount regional carrier ordered 175 Boeing 737-800s worth 15.6 billion & Airbus received the 2nd largest order from Air France-KLM for 25 of its A350-900s for 7.2 billion. United Air placed a large order with Airbus, the wide bodied plane rivaling Boeing’s new age 787 Dreamliner and other popular 777 models.

EADS Airbus  “owned the sky” at the 50th annual Paris Air Show 2013 with deals totaling over $70 billion worth of business & 466 aircraft which shows the resilience of the commercial aviation industry.

All in all, Mike & I had an outstanding visit to France and look forward to our next. The people of Paris were gracious hosts, Merci!

Bonne nuit sweet Paris, I will miss all of you minus the foie gras de canard (Ça ne me plaît pas )  Désolé !

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