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(Jefferson City) – Gov. Jay Nixon called a special session of the General Assembly on Friday, November 29, to pass legislation to help the state win production of Boeing’s next-generation commercial aircraft, the 777X.

The 2013 Special Session will convene at 4 PM on Monday, December 2. State responses to Boeing’s Request for Proposal, received last week, are due by December 10 and legislative action is necessary in order for Missouri to put forward a competitive proposal, according to Nixon’s office.

Gov. Nixon shared that building this next-generation commercial aircraft in Missouri would create thousands of jobs across the State and secure Missouri’s position as a hub for advanced aerospace manufacturing and that’s why he is committed to competing for and winning this project.

To put forward a competitive proposal in all these areas, the Governor has asked the General Assembly to pass legislation adding additional capacity of up to $150 million annually for large-scale aerospace projects under four of Missouri’s existing economic development programs: Missouri Works, Missouri Works Training, Missouri BUILD, and the Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act.

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