Boeing Co. has been courted by U.S. states from California to North Carolina eager to land contracts to build part of the 777X, its first passenger jet of the 2020s, in one of the largest-ever economic development contests.
Governors of more than a dozen states are rushing to offer incentives such as subsidized training and infrastructure to convince Boeing Co. to move production of its new 777X jetliner out of Washington, where union members rejected a labor contract that froze pensions.
Formosa Plastics Group, Asia’s largest chemical producer, is seeking U.S. permits for a $2 billion expansion of its Texas operations as cheaper natural gas prices make U.S. production more competitive.
The annual flow of streams supplying water to Salt Lake City, Utah, may decline by an average of 3.8 percent for every degree Fahrenheit of warming in the region, according to research published in the Earth Interactions journal.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, and Senator Michael Lee, a Utah Republican, introduced legislation to protect businesses and innovators who are targeted by so-called patent trolls.