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Old 12-21-2014, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Another big reason is the port. Savannah has the technical schools and universities for such a place, too.. but so does Atlanta.
I don't know. I can see a port being more important to the location of a plant but not HQ. But maybe. Of course Atlanta has a big edge education wise but Georgia Tech's campus in Savannah could decide to start offering bachelors degrees again if Mercedes were to move in and Georgia Southern is not too far away with an engineering program. If the HQs are mostly a sales thing however Savannah would be even more suitable.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Don't see Mercedes going to Savannah. Doesn't have the international recognition that Mercedes is looking for. Atlanta seems like a natural fit. Great airport, central location, logistical hub, and in the backyard of their largest market. Fingers crossed these guys set up shop!
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Old 12-23-2014, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Don't see Mercedes going to Savannah. Doesn't have the international recognition that Mercedes is looking for. Atlanta seems like a natural fit. Great airport, central location, logistical hub, and in the backyard of their largest market. Fingers crossed these guys set up shop!
Could've fooled me. Savannah is, after all, an international tourist destination.

BTW, Gulfstream is headquartered there and I would say they are pretty well known, too, internationally.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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big return? The KIA plant sits next to 'bama. Our tax money not only subsidized the free market, but also Alabama. that's BS.
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While some of the suppliers are located in Alabama there are many large ones that have located in Georgia for KIA. (I was peeved myself to see they were locating it on the Alabama border though). But did you see the 7 ways I listed that the State of Georgia can and will get it's money back and then some?
I know that my home county of Meriwether built an industrial park right off the interchange of GA 54 and I-85 that is now home to 4 Kia suppliers. With the textile industry fading in this part of the state, it is the first industrial development in the county in many years. So what if it is near Alabama? It is still Georgia 100% right up to the line.

Also to be noted.... Even though Honda built their SUV/van factory in Lincoln, Alabama (just down the road from the Talladega Speedway) they built a transmission factory to supply this plant in Tallapoosa, GA. So development can flow the other way too.
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Could've fooled me. Savannah is, after all, an international tourist destination.

BTW, Gulfstream is headquartered there and I would say they are pretty well known, too, internationally.
Sure but Mercedes is on an entire different level. Just don't see it happening for Savannah. Atlanta, most definitely yes. Hopefully Georgia lands it regardless of where they go.
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Handouts might sweeten the deal, but it's New Jersey's notoriously HIGH costs for EVERYONE that make doing business there so difficult. Those northern states make it very difficult with high taxation, high costs, and regulatory burdens to be successful. That's what happens when you choke the golden goose: no more golden eggs.
Sadly we have people on this forum who want to make us more like NJ/NY/CT/MA. Luckily those ideas didn't win on election day.
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Sadly we have people on this forum who want to make us more like NJ/NY/CT/MA. Luckily those ideas didn't win on election day.
Agree with you on that!
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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Sadly we have people on this forum who want to make us more like NJ/NY/CT/MA. Luckily those ideas didn't win on election day.
In what sense? When it comes to better planning, more transit, higher paying jobs, a more educated workforce, etc. why wouldn't we want to be?
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Atlanta - Midtown
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In what sense? When it comes to better planning, more transit, higher paying jobs, a more educated workforce, etc. why wouldn't we want to be?
OH....the HORROR!
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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In what sense? When it comes to better planning, more transit, higher paying jobs, a more educated workforce, etc. why wouldn't we want to be?
Not to mention less crime and healthier.
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