State and Regional News
One week after special session call, Gov. Nixon praises final passage of bill to help Missouri compete for production of the Boeing 777X
• Building next-generation commercial aircraft is a transformational opportunity to bring thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment to Missouri, Gov. Nixon says
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just one week after calling a special session of the General Assembly, Gov. Jay Nixon today praised final passage of Senate Bill 1, bipartisan legislation to help Missouri compete for production of Boeing’s next-generation commercial aircraft, the 777X. With more than a dozen states competing to build the 777X, Gov. Nixon called the legislature into a special session to consider legislation that would help the state submit a competitive proposal for this transformational project. In less than 5 days, the bill passed the Senate by a vote of 23-8 and the House by a vote of 127-20.
Gov. Nixon activates State Emergency Operations Center in preparation for winter storm system
• Governor urges Missourians to prepare for potentially hazardous conditions, avoid unnecessary travel, and watch for downed power lines in areas that may be affected by ice
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today activated the State Emergency Operations Center for 24-hour a day operations in response to a winter storm system that threatens to bring freezing rain, sleet, snow and ice to much of Missouri. The Governor and state emergency officials have been tracking the weather system’s approach this week and continue to be in close contact with the National Weather Service and local emergency management agencies to monitor conditions.
Senate, House committees pass Boeing incentives
JEFFERSON CITY - Two days into the General Assembly's special session, legislation aimed to lure Boeing's newest factory to the state has cleared two major hurdles.
Gov. Nixon announces agreement by community colleges to train thousands of workers for next-generation aerospace jobs at Boeing
• Missouri Aerospace Training Consortium will prepare Missourians for next-generation aerospace jobs and help Missouri compete for production of the Boeing 777X
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that five community colleges in the greater St. Louis region have formed a Missouri Aerospace Training Consortium and committed to train thousands of Missouri workers for advanced manufacturing jobs at Boeing and other aerospace companies. The Governor said the consortium, which includes East Central College, Jefferson College, Mineral Area College, St. Charles Community College and St. Louis Community College, would give Missouri another competitive advantage in its efforts to win production of the Boeing 777X.
Gov. Nixon announces historic agreement among St. Louis construction labor councils to help win production of the Boeing 777X
• St. Louis-area construction labor councils commit to a 24-hour work schedule without overtime to reduce costs and construction time
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced an historic agreement among St. Louis-area construction labor councils to work a 24-hour work schedule and forgo overtime to help Missouri compete for and win Boeing’s next-generation commercial aircraft, the 777X. In a letter to the Governor, the St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council, the Eastern Missouri Laborers’ District Council, and the Carpenters District Council of Greater St. Louis committed to 24-hour work schedule without overtime during construction of Boeing’s facilities. This aggressive work schedule would double the number of work hours each week, triple the committed workforce, and reduce the construction time by at least a year. A copy of the letter is available here.