Trump says he's headed to South Carolina to meet with Boeing

President Donald Trump is going to South Carolina to meet with Boeing about jobs, he announced on Twitter Friday morning.

Trump tweeted, "Going to Charleston, South Carolina, in order to spend time with Boeing and talk jobs! Look forward to it."

The president did not give a time frame for the meeting.

Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg met with then-President-elect Trump in January about an Air Force One replacement.

"We discussed Air Force One, we discussed fighter aircraft," Muilenburg told reporters after the hour-long meeting. "We made some great progress on simplifying requirements on Air Force One, streamlining the process ... all that is going to provide a better airplane at a lower cost. I'm pleased with the progress there."

As Business Insider's Benjamin Zhang notes, Trump's "America First" policies could catapult Boeing into dangerous territory.

"As the Trump White House dials up the tough talk on trade, there are few companies as potentially affected by policies and changes as Boeing," Zhang reported earlier this month.

He explains:

While a company such as Boeing supports a massive manufacturing presence in the US, it has cultivated a broad network of international partners that have invested decades and billions of dollars into relationships with Boeing. These partners have deep ties to their local governments and business communities, but the new administration's hardline stance on globalization threatens those bonds.

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Retail CEOs who met with Donald Trump

Bill Rhodes — Chairman, president, and CEO of AutoZone

AutoZone's stock took a hit after Trump's election, which was perceived to be a reaction to Trump's rhetoric over trade with Mexico. The US auto industry imports $80 billion worth of cars and parts from Mexico annually.

After the meeting with the president, Rhodes said in a statement, "the president understands we support pro-growth policies that we believe will lead to greater domestic investment."

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Brian Cornell — Chairman and CEO of Target

In January, Cornell traveled to Washington, DC to meet with members of the House Ways and Means Committee.

"He told them an import tax could impact consumers' ability to buy essential goods, such as baby supplies that are made overseas and imported to the United States, according to a person familiar with the talks," Reuters reported.

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Hubert Joly — CEO of Best Buy

Reuters reported in January that Best Buy was circulating a flyer throughout Capitol Hill that cited "an analyst forecast that a 20 percent tax would wipe out the company's projected annual net income of $1 billion and turn it into a $2 billion loss" and that "foreign internet sellers like China's Alibaba.com would be able to avoid the tax by making sales online and shipping to U.S. consumers directly, 'undercutting U.S. businesses.'" 

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Art Peck — CEO of Gap Inc.

Gap Inc.'s family of brands — which includes Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic — produces its clothing and apparel overseas.

Peck has not publicly commented on the implications of a border tax but was one of the signatories of a public letter to Trump following his the November US presidential election that called for him to uphold President Barack Obama's climate change regulations.

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Stefano Pessina — CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance

The Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid agreed to a merger late last year, but they did not get the deal approved before Trump took office. They are awaiting the merger to go through in July, pending approval by the Federal Trade Commission. 

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Marvin Ellison — Chairman and CEO of J.C. Penney

In a climate where retail stores have been severely struggling, J.C. Penney is no different, though Morgan Stanley analysts bumped up the company's stock rating from "Underweight" to "Equal Weight" on February 13. 

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Jill Soltau — President and CEO of Jo-Ann Stores

Jo-Ann Stores is America's largest fabric and crafts retailer, with about 800 locations across 49 states.

At the end of 2015, it had $2.4 billion in sales and 23,000 employees

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Greg Sandfort — President and CEO of Tractor Supply Company

In early 2016, Sandfort said Trump seemed like a "Pandora's box," the Nashville Business Journal reported and noted that he was wary of a Democratic president increasing regulation and portraying the business world in a negative light.

Tractor Supply Company is a Tennessee-based retail chain focused on home improvement products, with $6 billion in sales and locations in 49 states. 

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