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Old 12-24-2014, 09:21 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.
Oh Jesus. GA, like most of the South is one party and that party takes tax money and gives it to companies all while preaching low taxes and free market. Let's stop the b u l l s h i t.
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:36 PM
 
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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!
Where is the Savannah talk coming from? Mercedes may put some type of port related operation in Savannah but its not going to be their US HQ. It's just not going to happen.
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:43 PM
 
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Where is the Savannah talk coming from? Mercedes may put some type of port related operation in Savannah but its not going to be their US HQ. It's just not going to happen.
Precisely. Atlanta is far and away their only viable option in GA.
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:51 PM
 
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New Jersey gets creative in effort to keep Mercedes Benz headquarters
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:53 PM
 
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Which is the actual goal for MB, IMO.
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:29 PM
 
Location: N.C. for now... Atlanta future
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That's what I'm afraid of. New Jersey has lost many companies over the last little while and they might get tired of it. Not very long ago, Sealed Air Corp. moved it's headquarters from N.J. to Charlotte and brought 1,300 jobs. I think Prince Sports moved from N.J. too. Many northern states have realized that their anti-business tactics weren't working and have tried to reverse course like Michigan, Ohio, and even New York to a certain degree. The U.S. has the highest corporate tax rates in the industrialized world, and our industries are handicapped to start with. Add in high regulatory burdens and high state taxation and you've got a recipe for disaster.
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:42 PM
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Which is the actual goal for MB, IMO.
I'm thinking the same. And lord knows Chris Christie will open the checkbook for matters of 'prestige' and political points.

While it would be great for us and follow an established pattern, I'm not holding my breath on this one.

If all the stars align and Mercedes can convince their execs to part with NJ however, this could totally be a win-win for them with really no downside at all.
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:46 PM
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I think Prince Sports moved from N.J. too.
Yeah, they're in the process of moving here now. I think the last major NJ company to move here was Asbury Automotive. Please correct me if anyone knows of something more recent.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta (O4W)
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That's what I'm afraid of. New Jersey has lost many companies over the last little while and they might get tired of it. Not very long ago, Sealed Air Corp. moved it's headquarters from N.J. to Charlotte and brought 1,300 jobs. I think Prince Sports moved from N.J. too. Many northern states have realized that their anti-business tactics weren't working and have tried to reverse course like Michigan, Ohio, and even New York to a certain degree. The U.S. has the highest corporate tax rates in the industrialized world, and our industries are handicapped to start with. Add in high regulatory burdens and high state taxation and you've got a recipe for disaster.
I couldn't' agree more. It's not like corporate titans are rolling in the dough...earnings are through the roof...Wall Street is setting records or big business is sitting on billions in cash reserves. Recipe for disaster is spot on, how else could we explain stagnant wages for almost 4 decades, all while productivity has improved exponentially.
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:07 PM
 
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The competing handouts for large companies has got to stop. Small businesses basically never get these handouts. States should use that money to lower taxes for everyone instead.
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