Bombardier Chooses Canada over Missouri for Plant Site

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Missouri officials have lost their bid to lure Canadian aircraft giant Bombardier's multimillion dollar plant to Kansas City.

That's after months of effort and a 240-million dollar incentive package.

Bombardier is the world's third-largest civilian plane manufacturer. Yesterday it announced in England that it would manufacture its new C-series aircraft at Mirabel, a suburb of Montreal.

The wings made at a site in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Kansas City was the only other competitor for Bombardier's proposed 375 million dollar plant, which could employ up to 2,100 people.

Earlier this year, Governor Blunt signed into law legislation authorizing 240 million dollars in tax incentives for the Canadian airplane maker.


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