Graham hopeful about Boeing

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┬áState 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.