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Old 06-23-2017, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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a company could be eyeing at least one of the mega sites in NC for 8,600 jobs at a multi billion dollar manufacturing facility which would include the one near Greensboro at the Guilford Randolph county line. The Greensboro megasite has one thing going for it. Its proximity to I-85, I-40 and I-73 not to mention the FedEx hub. The other mega sites in the state are a little more isolated away from population centers. I say the Greensboro/Randolph mega site has the edge. This would be huge for the Greensboro area and the Triad and such a manufacturing facility could lead to more suppliers coming to the area.

http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/new...conn-jobs.html

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Old 06-23-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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I'm another article it didn't even mention nc in the list of narrowed down states it was choosing from.
I hate getting hopes up then like always they don't pick nc and if they do they pick raliegh.
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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NC is going to have to step up its incentive game if it wants to get this project. Of all the mega sites being considered for this project, only one is really close to a major population center and thats the one near Greensboro. A facility with almost 9,000 workers needs to be close to where its workers live. The other mega sites are more in the boonies with very few people living nearby. The Greensboro area's ace in the hole is the FedEx hub and its interstate network. All indications is that it may be Foxconn. Its customers include...

Acer Inc.
Amazon.
Apple Inc.
BlackBerry Ltd.
Cisco
Dell
Google
Hewlett-Packard
Huawei
InFocus
Intel
Microsoft
Motorola Mobility
Nintendo
Nokia
Sony
Toshiba
Vizio
Xiaomi


Greensboro already has a Lenovo computer manufacturing facility as well as the Qorvo headquarters and several manufacturing facilities. So the Greensboro area would fit the profile the company is looking for. However before we can start talking about Greensboro, the company is looking at four other states.

Reports say the facilty would likely manufacture displays for iphones and ipads.

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Old 07-03-2017, 07:35 AM
 
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Default Foxconn factory

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Old 07-03-2017, 09:44 AM
 
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$10B Foxconn plant could bring thousands of jobs to Texas

Texas is one of seven states under consideration for a more than $10 billion manufacturing facility for major Apple Inc. supplier Foxconn Technology Group, the CEO of Taiwanese company said last week after the company's annual meeting.

Founder and CEO Terry Gou listed Texas, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio in June 22 remarks to reporters in Taipei, according to several media reports.


I don't see North Carolina in that list, but you never know.
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:53 AM
 
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Im reading reports that North Carolina may be out of the running and they are focusing on the midwest but thats not confirmed.
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Old 07-03-2017, 02:24 PM
 
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Im reading reports that North Carolina may be out of the running and they are focusing on the midwest but thats not confirmed.
It reminds me a lot of the Gigafactory competition from a couple of years ago, where multiple states were trying to one up each other and throw billions in tax breaks and incentives at Tesla and Elon Musk to build the factory in their state with Nevada winning out.
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Old 07-03-2017, 08:03 PM
 
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It reminds me a lot of the Gigafactory competition from a couple of years ago, where multiple states were trying to one up each other and throw billions in tax breaks and incentives at Tesla and Elon Musk to build the factory in their state with Nevada winning out.
These incentive wars have been going on for decades, some states get out of control. I remember the insanity Benz brought when the company was seeking to build the plant that AL eventually won. Then there's the failure of Dell. After much hype Dell didn't live up to the expectation.
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Old 07-03-2017, 08:44 PM
 
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These incentive wars have been going on for decades, some states get out of control.
Oh I know, the Gigafactory wasn't the first by far. Just look at all the car manufacturing plants in the south and what states did to get them. It goes all the way back to when manufacturing started, then you had the congressmen "greasing the palms" back in the day, before states/counties/cities were more blatant and open with their incentives and tax breaks luring companies like they do now.
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Old 07-04-2017, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Another thing I have noticed is that these companies seem to build their manufacturing operations in smaller metro areas or slightly rural areas. You are not seeing car manufacturing plants being built near cities like Atlanta or Charlotte .
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