Thursday, June 23, 2005

Plane language

Calling the city "absolutely the right choice," the CEO of EADS North America announced Wednesday that his company will build a humongous new aircraft plant in Mobile. The factory will bring 1,150 new jobs to the bay area, assuming the political wrangling on Capitol Hill ends with the company eligible to bid for Air Force contracts. Even if it doesn't, the planned $80 million dock expansion that the Alabama Legislature passed on the last day of the regular session already has more than paid for itself.


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