Rotherham Council welcomes Boeing announcementPublished Friday, 24th February 2017
Rotherham Council has welcomed today’s announcement that Boeing is to bring its first factory outside the USA to the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID).
Sheffield City Region is to partner the world’s largest aerospace company, in a multi-million pound investment - bringing new jobs and providing the region’s businesses with new supply chain opportunities.
Rotherham Council’s Leader, Cllr Chris Read, welcomed the news: “On top of the announcement two weeks ago that McLaren will be building a factory in Rotherham this is yet more great news for the region – the decision by Boeing to site their factory in the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District will bring yet more highly skilled manufacturing jobs to our area.
“We’ll continue to work closely with our partners in Sheffield to bring more job opportunities and strengthen our economy for the future,” said Cllr Read.
The announcement comes just a fortnight after supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive announced a move to Rotherham's Advanced Manufacturing Park. It further cements Sheffield City Region (SCR’s) credentials as a global centre for innovation-inspired advanced manufacturing.