North Carolina, Pennsylvania not on Boeing's 777X short list
None of North Carolina's three sites competing to land Boeing's 777X production are on the short list, The (Greensboro) News & Record reported Friday.
The Wall Street Journal is also tweeting that Pennsylvania "is no longer under consideration."
North Carolina's Department of Commerce notified local officials that none of the state's candidates made Boeing's cut.
The North Carolina sites were Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, Greensboro's Piedmont Triad International Airport and the Global TransPark in Kinston, the Greensboro newspaper reported.
"Boeing has started notifying locations of their status in the 777X site selection process," Boeing spokesman Doug Alder told The Post and Courier in an email. "We are not identifying any of those locations. We're appreciative of everyone who has taken part, and our teams continue to evaluate the sites that remain under consideration. A final decision is expected early next year."
Boeing received 54 proposals from sites in 22 states, including South Carolina, for the 777X and the 8,500 jobs it will bring.
The company is whittling down the list of contenders this week.