Boeing is opening a new manufacturing plant in Mascoutah, Illinois' MidAmerica Airport, its first assembly facility in Illinois, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The project will create 75 jobs.
"We see this as an initial step in a long-term, growing partnership," said Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO of St. Louis-based Boeing Defense, Space & Security.
Illinois has extended a $2.3 million business investment package to Boeing to defray part of its $7 million investment. It will also receive funds for work force training and local enterprise zone credits.