Charlotte putting together offer for Boeing

Published On: Dec 05 2013 11:10:16 AM PST
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

Charlotte officials are putting together a bid for Boeing's new plant to build its 777X jetliner.

The Charlotte Observer reported that former city aviation director Jerry Orr said Chicago-based Boeing has sent the city a request for a proposal for the plant.

Officials say the next generation aircraft plant could create more than 8,000 jobs.

Documents obtained by the newspaper show Boeing wants land for the plant at little or no cost, as well as tax incentives. It also says it needs a technically skilled workforce.

Boeing has sent requests for proposals to more than a dozen cities around the country.

The company already has a plant in North Charleston, S.C., that makes the 787 Dreamliner.

The deadline for bids is next Tuesday.