Boeing Says No To Greensboro, North Carolina

6:21 PM, Dec 20, 2013   |    comments
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Boeing vice president and general manager of airplane development, Scott Francher speaks about the company's future airplane, the Boeing 777X (illustrated at back) during a press briefing at the Boeing Tokyo office on August 2, 2013. Francher announced the company's next generation Dreamliner line-ups. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / Getty Images

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan says the city is no longer on Boeing's list for the Boeing 777X plant. 

The plant had the potential to bring as many as 8,500 jobs to the Triad. 

A city spokesperson says all the North Carolina sites are no longer considered, which included Charlotte and Kinston.

"Obviously, it's disappointing but it was great to be included on the list," Vaughan told WFMY News 2. "It shows how the (PTI) airport is an economic catalyst. I think we will be under consideration for exciting projects in the future."

Members of Greensboro City Council said earlier in December they had been working for a few months on a proposal to recruit the aviation company.

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