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Perhaps we can forgive Kansas Citys political and business elites for their polite yawns as Missouri and Kansas assemble incentive packages for a new Boeing airplane plant.
Theyve been down this runway before. Five years ago, Kansas City made a significant play for a Bombardier assembly plant, only to lose to Canada. More than two decades ago, the area pondered big-time incentives to lure a McDonnell Douglas assembly plant here. It was never built.
So Kansas City has some experience in the aircraft-production-bridesmaid business. And we presumably will be ready to offer a condolence brew to St. Louis or Wichita if they lose the Boeing facility. Lets face it, its most likely that the company stays in Seattle and uses the other bids to extract concessions from Washington state officials and workers.
By DAVE HELLING. 7 minutes ago