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Old 02-13-2017, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Everywhere I go in SEPA and also up into NEPA I see road construction where there are results at the end.
I have seen most of Pennsylvania only inches above the ground (on a motorcycle). The roads I have traveled on, even the most remote ones, are near perfect. Black top looks like it was laid down yesterday. Let's see if anybody recognizes this spot.

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Old 02-14-2017, 07:55 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I have seen most of Pennsylvania only inches above the ground (on a motorcycle). The roads I have traveled on, even the most remote ones, are near perfect. Black top looks like it was laid down yesterday. Let's see if anybody recognizes this spot.
Clearly, that's Hell.
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Clearly, that's Hell.
We got Rt. 6 and 66 merging and meeting as well.
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:56 AM
 
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Foxconn has just announced that they will make a decision on where the $7 billion factory and R&D complex will be located in late July or August. The unit will be spread out over several states and PA is one of the contenders. See link.


Foxconn, Apple's iPhone maker, eyes six U.S. states - CBS News
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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Foxconn has just announced that they will make a decision on where the $7 billion factory and R&D complex will be located in late July or August. The unit will be spread out over several states and PA is one of the contenders. See link.


Foxconn, Apple's iPhone maker, eyes six U.S. states - CBS News
That would be great wherever it would be located. It's hard to imagine where they would choose:

A more rural location with good rail access, such as somewhere an hour outside of Pittsburgh, somewhere in Northeastern PA, or Johnstown or Lock Haven? The workers could be paid less but it may be harder to staff based on population restraints.

A more urban location, such as Coatesville (about an hour outside of Philadelphia) or places like Reading/Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton/Harrisburg? Probably easier to staff and closer to population centers but costs of labor would be higher.

A great location would also be the Philadelphia Navy Yard but I don't expect a manufacturing operation of this magnitude would ever go to Philadelphia given the high business taxes.

Either way, when talking about doing business in PA, many people (me included) mention the corporate net income tax that C corporations pay. The 9.99% rate is highest or 2nd highest in the nation. However, multi-state businesses doing business in PA only source a portion of their income to PA using sales factor apportionment. What this means is that, for a manufacturer, if the phones are shipped to locations in PA and around the country, PA would likely only receive a very small % of the total revenue of the company. My point is to say "Let's not blame the CNI tax if PA loses out on this."

Assuming this entire news story is real, let's hope PA gets some of the action, but I won't hold my breath. Given that this state went for Trump, if he's part of this process, I hope he remembers that.

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Old 06-23-2017, 04:24 AM
 
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That would be great wherever it would be located. It's hard to imagine where they would choose:

A more rural location with good rail access, such as somewhere an hour outside of Pittsburgh, somewhere in Northeastern PA, or Johnstown or Lock Haven? The workers could be paid less but it may be harder to staff based on population restraints.

A more urban location, such as Coatesville (about an hour outside of Philadelphia) or places like Reading/Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton/Harrisburg? Probably easier to staff and closer to population centers but costs of labor would be higher.

A great location would also be the Philadelphia Navy Yard but I don't expect a manufacturing operation of this magnitude would ever go to Philadelphia given the high business taxes.

Either way, when talking about doing business in PA, many people (me included) mention the corporate net income tax that C corporations pay. The 9.99% rate is highest or 2nd highest in the nation. However, multi-state businesses doing business in PA only source a portion of their income to PA using sales factor apportionment. What this means is that, for a manufacturer, if the phones are shipped to locations in PA and around the country, PA would likely only receive a very small % of the total revenue of the company. My point is to say "Let's not blame the CNI tax if PA loses out on this."

Assuming this entire news story is real, let's hope PA gets some of the action, but I won't hold my breath. Given that this state went for Trump, if he's part of this process, I hope he remembers that.
The article states Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania are the finalists for this plant. If I was a betting man I would say this plant goes to Indiana or the far western part of Ohio. The wages in this region are the lowest and you have a workforce that is already skilled in auto and auto parts manufacturing.

We will see but I am betting on Indiana or somewhere in western Ohio near I-75
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Old 06-24-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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It's hard to imagine even talking about iPhones being made here, anywhere, just a year ago. Love Lock Haven. Rural, peaceful, riverfront, just beautiful. People would love to move there to live and work.

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Old 07-26-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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50k lies is more like it. GOP at it again.

https://www.bizjournals.com/milwauke...wisconsin.html
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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50k lies is more like it. GOP at it again.

https://www.bizjournals.com/milwauke...wisconsin.html
Likely another bait and switch, just like what happened in PA. Of course Trump will take credit for something that he had literally nothing to do with, not without some incoherent rambling first.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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50k lies is more like it. GOP at it again.

https://www.bizjournals.com/milwauke...wisconsin.html
LOL every silver lining has a cloud, doesn't it? 3,000 jobs instead of 50,000 makes it a disaster. Unbelievable.
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