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Old 05-12-2015, 08:52 PM
 
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The Volvo factory is a coup not just for the state but also for the Charleston area in particular, which has had a series of deals with luxury auto manufacturers. In March, Mercedes-Benz announced a $500 million investment in a new plant in North Charleston, S.C., that would produce its next-generation line of Sprinter cargo vans, adding more than 1,000 jobs.
BMW also builds sport utility vehicles in South Carolina, at its Spartanburg plant.
Congrats to SC!!
Adding up to 4,000 jobs for Volvo plus the thousands for Benz and Boeing jobs, it is good news for all of us since this will also trickle in benefits to Charlotte area as well. These mamouth investments bring along many thousands of supplier and support jobs!

Charlotte is closest largest city & airport to the new hot job area in Charleston. Let's hope next huge automotive plant investment will be on NC side!
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:28 AM
 
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Congrats to SC!!
Adding up to 4,000 jobs for Volvo plus the thousands for Benz and Boeing jobs, it is good news for all of us since this will also trickle in benefits to Charlotte area as well. These mamouth investments bring along many thousands of supplier and support jobs!

Charlotte is closest largest city & airport to the new hot job area in Charleston. Let's hope next huge automotive plant investment will be on NC side!
You might want to hope for a new General Assembly in Raleigh first.

And I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the benefits to "trickle in" to Charlotte.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:46 AM
 
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You might want to hope for a new General Assembly in Raleigh first.

And I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the benefits to "trickle in" to Charlotte.
+5

Can't agree more.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:55 AM
 
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So Phil Berger now says the state Senate will "debate" a new incentives bill in the coming weeks. WTF?! How about ADOPT a new incentives bill now, before we fall further and further behind. A small group of people are treating this state like it's their own personal banana republic, and the rest of us can just lump it.
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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So Phil Berger now says the state Senate will "debate" a new incentives bill in the coming weeks. WTF?! How about ADOPT a new incentives bill now, before we fall further and further behind. A small group of people are treating this state like it's their own personal banana republic, and the rest of us can just lump it.
I can't rep you again but you are absolutely right. Moore has brought numerous companies to this area. I wonder if Berger & Tillis (before Moore) brought anything to their districts.
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Old 05-13-2015, 12:20 PM
 
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So Phil Berger now says the state Senate will "debate" a new incentives bill in the coming weeks. WTF?! How about ADOPT a new incentives bill now, before we fall further and further behind. A small group of people are treating this state like it's their own personal banana republic, and the rest of us can just lump it.
Bob Morgan of the COC stated CLT is possibly missing out on 5 companies & 2,000 jobs . These guys need to get it together quickly
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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You might want to hope for a new General Assembly in Raleigh first.

And I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the benefits to "trickle in" to Charlotte.
I beg to differ since new automotive jobs are a huge boom for the economy and the job market.

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Made in America: Which U.S.-Made Car Creates the Most Jobs? - ABC News

Specially in this case when Volvo has almost no established supplier base in USA, they need to create it before they start assembly cars.
This means many. many new companies will need to be brought on within a 4 hour drive radius (for their JIT demand).
Since Charlotte is largest city (largest pool of potential employees) close by, guess where are many of the new suppliers going to look at locating and finding people...
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:31 PM
 
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I beg to differ since new automotive jobs are a huge boom for the economy and the job market.



Made in America: Which U.S.-Made Car Creates the Most Jobs? - ABC News

Specially in this case when Volvo has almost no established supplier base in USA, they need to create it before they start assembly cars.
This means many. many new companies will need to be brought on within a 4 hour drive radius (for their JIT demand).
Since Charlotte is largest city (largest pool of potential employees) close by, guess where are many of the new suppliers going to look at locating and finding people...
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.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:34 PM
 
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I beg to differ since new automotive jobs are a huge boom for the economy and the job market.



Made in America: Which U.S.-Made Car Creates the Most Jobs? - ABC News

Specially in this case when Volvo has almost no established supplier base in USA, they need to create it before they start assembly cars.
This means many. many new companies will need to be brought on within a 4 hour drive radius (for their JIT demand).
Since Charlotte is largest city (largest pool of potential employees) close by, guess where are many of the new suppliers going to look at locating and finding people...
I wouldn't assume that. Where are most of BMW's suppliers located? Greenville & Spartanburg counties. A handful have come to Gaston & Cleveland because they can play to BMW or Freightliner.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:11 PM
 
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I wouldn't assume that. Where are most of BMW's suppliers located? Greenville & Spartanburg counties. A handful have come to Gaston & Cleveland because they can play to BMW or Freightliner.
Greenville is 1/2 way between Atlanta & Charlotte, so the gravitational pull force is definitely making CLT the less favorite location. With Charleston things will be a bit different.
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