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Edgecombe dropped from auto plant list – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: Them Republicans are going to hold us right where we are, little to no progress. This makes no sense. I agree with the following: N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, said she blames the uncertainty to resolve the state’s incentive package issue on Republican state lawmakers.

North Carolina appears to have missed out on landing another major automobile plant.

According to multiple reports, China-based Volvo Car Corp. is the latest car company to drop the state from its list of choice locations to build a $500 million factory and Volvo’s first auto plant in the United States. Reports say Volvo officials have narrowed its search to Georgia and South Carolina. Landing a large-scale automaker has eluded North Carolina for more than two decades going back to 1993 when Mercedes-Benz picked Alabama over a site near Mebane. In recent years, North Carolina economic developers have tried to lure the North American headquarters of both Toyota and Mercedes-Benz, which went to Texas and Georgia, respectively.

Most other states in the southeast have at least one automobile plant. States compete fiercely for such plants because they bring thousands of jobs and a large network of suppliers. (Source: Read more)