The New York Times is reporting on the economic impacts of the opening of Airbus’ U.S. manufacturing facility on the Gulf Coast.
By the end of 2017, Airbus expects to be assembling new planes in Mobile at a rate of four a month. Airbus says the Mobile line has enough capacity to double that pace, which would require hiring several hundred more workers.
Higher production rates in Mobile could also prompt Airbus’s American subcontractors to relocate, bringing even more jobs to the area.
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