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Old 05-13-2015, 09:17 PM
 
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I'm well aware of the need for suppliers to a new auto plant.

We'll see. The state of South Carolina is giving Volvo a lot of money...you can bet Volvo will "encourage" its suppliers to locate close to the plant. Existing Charlotte area companies that get selected to a supplier may get some business, but as I said, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for new suppliers to locate in Charlotte.

Plus, I'm sure Volvo will use some of the existing suppliers that are already well established, serving BMW and other companies.

And Charlotte's population is completely irrelevant. There's plenty of labor in SC for suppliers.
Actually skilled manufacturing labor force it is in huge demand in Carolinas, especially in SC.
Boeing still has troubles getting right people and now for same Charleston area you have Benz as a new player looking for skilled labor. Add Volvo and you see the vacuum.

Luckily for Carolinas the great weather and for Charleston the proximity to the ocean an a beautiful city, should be major draws for attracting skilled persons that had enough of the cold winters.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:13 AM
 
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Actually skilled manufacturing labor force it is in huge demand in Carolinas, especially in SC.
Boeing still has troubles getting right people and now for same Charleston area you have Benz as a new player looking for skilled labor. Add Volvo and you see the vacuum.

Luckily for Carolinas the great weather and for Charleston the proximity to the ocean an a beautiful city, should be major draws for attracting skilled persons that had enough of the cold winters.
I'm failing to see how this benefits Charlotte though; folks from Charlotte aren't commuting to Charleston for jobs.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:17 AM
 
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I'm failing to see how this benefits Charlotte though; folks from Charlotte aren't commuting to Charleston for jobs.
Can't agree with you more. I've already stated that the only spillover from BMW are a handful of plants that can also play to Freightliner, & Greer is a whole lot closer than the suburbs of Charleston. Even if there were an increase of some parts coming into CLT, it wouldn't produce the number of jobs that one medium size factory could create, at the most.

I don't understand where the zipcode poster is coming from on this, unless that poster is a Raleigh politician trying to convince us that there is a benefit that I don't think is there.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:11 AM
 
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Actually skilled manufacturing labor force it is in huge demand in Carolinas, especially in SC.
Boeing still has troubles getting right people and now for same Charleston area you have Benz as a new player looking for skilled labor. Add Volvo and you see the vacuum.

Luckily for Carolinas the great weather and for Charleston the proximity to the ocean an a beautiful city, should be major draws for attracting skilled persons that had enough of the cold winters.
The draw has to partly be for the pay. If people are getting paid peanuts compared to what they make up north, why go?
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:43 PM
 
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The draw has to partly be for the pay. If people are getting paid peanuts compared to what they make up north, why go?
Even though the cost of living is less than a lot of places up north as well, most folks aren't flocking down south to work at manufacturing jobs specifically. Those who wind up working there wanted to move south all along and more than likely were looking for work in general.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:07 PM
 
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Even though the cost of living is less than a lot of places up north as well, most folks aren't flocking down south to work at manufacturing jobs specifically. Those who wind up working there wanted to move south all along and more than likely were looking for work in general.
It all depends on where people are coming from, & where they are in life. Wages for a lot of jobs isn't much different here than in the Delaware Valley.
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:22 PM
 
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I'm failing to see how this benefits Charlotte though; folks from Charlotte aren't commuting to Charleston for jobs.
Volvo new plant will need many suppliers and they cannot all locate around Charleston.

Many of the new Volvo suppliers would prefer proximity to Charlotte since it is largest city to Charleston and access to a major international airport, workforce availability, etc.
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:27 PM
 
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Volvo new plant will need many suppliers and they cannot all locate around Charleston.
That doesn't mean they will automatically locate in Charlotte. Lots of other potential locations. Many in SC where the state will be encouraging them to locate.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:57 PM
 
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That doesn't mean they will automatically locate in Charlotte. Lots of other potential locations. Many in SC where the state will be encouraging them to locate.
Pretty sure that some of them would want to be in close proximity to a major airport and the largest population within 4 hours of the plant.
It cost less to tap into Charlotte's existing higher density population for skills instead of attracting/relocating new employees in a less populated new SC location.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:27 AM
 
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Pretty sure that some of them would want to be in close proximity to a major airport and the largest population within 4 hours of the plant.
It cost less to tap into Charlotte's existing higher density population for skills instead of attracting/relocating new employees in a less populated new SC location.
Suppliers could care less about being next to the airport. And again, Charlotte's population is meaningless. As long as they have enough enough employees for their facility, they don't care how many other people are around.

As has been pointed out, Charlotte didn't see a large influx of BMW suppliers, and Spartanburg is much closer than Chucktown.

In any event, Volvo will be importing, via the port of Charleston, a high percentage of components. Thus there will be fewer supplies locating to serve the plant that is typically seen.

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