The South Carolina State Senate sent out a loud signal to Boeing that the state wants the corporation to establish its second assembly line for the 787 airliner in North Charleston. On Tuesday. state senators ok’d by a 44-0 vote lower interest construction bonds and incentives that include a sales tax exemption on fuel used in test flights. To qualify, a company would have to bring at least 3,800 jobs and at least $750 million in investment to the state over seven years.
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that if Boeing decides to locate in North Charleston it would be a transfomative event for the state of South Carolina.
“it would be BMW on steroids. It would be a big deal. Whether it happens? I don’t know. I do know that the South Carolina team is doing everything in its power to be competitive. I’ve been intimately involved with this , along with the state legislature, the State Commerce Department, and the Governor’s office. We are doing everything we can to be competitive.
Everett, Washington is competing with North Charleston for the facility.