GREENSBORO, N.C. — Boeing is looking at Greensboro for a potential place to put one of their plants. The plant would build the company’s first ever 777x jet.
Greensboro is one of about 40 cities on the company’s radar. If Greensboro is chosen, Boeing would bring anywhere from 1,500 to 8,000 jobs to the city.
“This has potential to be the largest game changer the Piedmont Triad region has ever seen,” explains Zack Matheny, Greensboro City Councilman.
Matheny says Greensboro’s resume has what it takes to land this massive project.
“The number one thing that companies look for is what kind of workforce can they hire and how much workforce is trained workforce. I think the other thing is having enough land to build upon and the third thing that puts North Carolina and our region at top is that it’s a right to work state,” Matheny said.
In addition to Greensboro, Boeing is also looking at Charlotte and Kinston in North Carolina.
The potential site would take over at least a couple hundred acres at Piedmont Triad International Airport. City leaders assure they’re doing whatever they can to get Boeing to choose Greensboro.
Boeing representatives say they will be receiving proposals from cities within the next week. The company is expected to make their final decision at the start of 2014.