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Thanks to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, North Charleston plant Boeing promises to be beneficial for local economy.
Last week, Clinton appeared on Captiol Hill to talk to the Senate Appropriations Committee on State and Foreign Operations, arguing against proposed budget cuts while showing support for a $47 billion spending plan for 2012.
How does this affect the local Boeing 747 Dreamliner plant? Clinton specifically mentioned her support of Boeing at the meeting, saying, "We are working aggressively to promote sustained economic growth, level the playing field, and open markets to create jobs here at home. To give you just one example, our economic officers in Vietnam helped Boeing secure a $1.5 billion contract for eight 787 aircraft to be assembled in North Charleston, South Carolina. And I personally lobbied for that, Senator."
Read more about Clinton's effect on Boeing over at The Post and Courier.