Kinston Being Considered For Big Business Deal

There's word that Kinston is among the finalists to land a big business deal.

The Global Transpark in Kinston is considered to be one of the top sites competing for Boeing to build its 787 Jetliner. The governor of the state of Washington released a report Monday about why Washington is a better choice than other states Boeing is considering, which includes North Carolina.The GTP was a contender for a Boeing project in 2003, but the contract went to the state of Washington.

News reports since this summer have said Boeing was close to making a decision on where to set up shop for the jetliner.


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  • by R.N. Location: Greene Co on Oct 1, 2009 at 04:44 AM
    Boeing would be great for Lenoir Co. High skilled jobs and it would open doors for other industry as well...Someone mentioned the new golf course in Greene Co. It's good for PR and Greene Country would benefit well by it.. Lots of old views and old money and hard to change.Congrats to the Mayor in Snow Hill,a definite step forward,more changes need to take place in thier politics. A few tight folks running things that love the way they made it .Lots drug and low end poverty.It's time to move on.
  • by Mann Location: washington on Sep 29, 2009 at 08:16 PM
    I agree with JEff 100%
  • by Mike on Sep 29, 2009 at 06:41 PM
    Would You Believe China Or Mexico!
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Sep 29, 2009 at 05:43 PM
    To all our friends in Kinston and the surrounding areas (Greenville, New Bern, Rocky Mount, Jacksonville). Now is the time to be on your best behavior and quit shooting people and robbing folks. The crime rate is growing and we need to make this area look attractive to do business in. Lately it has been a huge embarrassment.
  • by pitt co. resident on Sep 29, 2009 at 01:58 PM
    This is old news, we've known this since February
  • by Mac Location: Kinston on Sep 29, 2009 at 12:32 PM
    I do think it would be ideal with both Mountain Air Cargo and Spirit at the GTP. Having said that and knowing that Boeing just recently purchased a similar facility to Spirit in Charleston I would think it would be more probable to locate there, but stranger things have happened and I know the Spirit people are really sold on Kinston and bringing more of the same to the GTP
  • by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2009 at 11:47 AM
    I think this has a really good chance of happening especially with Spirit Aerosystems already being here, building parts for Airbus. North Carolina is on the way to be a large Aerospace state especially if Boeing does come here. We have GE aircraft engine in Raleigh, Spirit here in Kinston, a new large FedEx facility and Honda building the Honda Jet in Greensboro.
  • by pee dee Location: jacksonville on Sep 29, 2009 at 10:05 AM
    If the GTP was 20 miles closer to Greenville, it would probably be a done deal, but I am afraid that Kinston on its own will not WOW Boeing into coming to this area. It would be nice to have and it would definitely be great for Kinston.
  • by ATOM ANT on Sep 29, 2009 at 09:46 AM
    It might happen since they got a new golf course in Greene co. Kinston just doesn't have the night life that executives like. Good luck
  • by Val Location: VA Beach on Sep 29, 2009 at 09:40 AM
    Putting this facility in NC would be big for your region. I hope it happens in Kinston. Your area offer many positives, mainly being closer to major cities such as Washington DC and a growing area with ECU.
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