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SC In Running For Infiniti Plant

South Carolina is in the running for an Infinit plant, according to a report from The Greenville News. “Nissan Motor Co. said it is considering a new manufacturing location in North America, and economists said South Carolina should be in the running for the new plant that reportedly will produce…

South Carolina is in the running for an Infinit plant, according to a report from The Greenville News.

“Nissan Motor Co. said it is considering a new manufacturing location in North America, and economists said South Carolina should be in the running for the new plant that reportedly will produce at least 100,000 of its premium Infiniti vehicles a year,” the report states.

Hmmmm …

No word yet on how much taxpayer-funded incentive money South Carolina’s leaders plan to offer Nissan as part of their effort to lure this plant, but such government-subsidized “economic development” is clearly the modus operandi of the state – even though it raises the tax burden on existing businesses.

How has this strategy paid off for the state? Not well.

In fact earlier this week we reported exclusively on the state’s labor participation rate – which is currently at an all-time low.

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34 comments

BigT April 16, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Despite the incentives, it will pay us back EXPONENTIALLY in peoperty taxes, salaries and spin-off businesses.
Your a F#@kin Idiot to oppose large companies coming here.
To bash this is FITS at his most IGNORANT. It shows us: as long as Sanford has his..F*%k er’body else. I want to stay King Fish…like SC was in the dark depressed days…when you had to dount on the local simple-minded, family-connected Fat Cat (like Sanford, Peeler, Folkes or Dawson) to get a job…

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dwb619 April 16, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Perhaps someone can translate this jabber into a reasonably coherent comment.

Our resident “trained professional journalist” is obviously suffering from juvenile issues today.
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!

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BigT April 17, 2013 at 7:57 am

Don’t fret, dumb@$$, If you’re a F*@kin’; Moron, which you are…you’ll need everything translated. And you’re likely still too F*@k!n ‘ Stupid to get it…

PS: Learn something more than just Brain-Dead Cliché…and you may be able to contribute something besides envy…

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dwb619 April 17, 2013 at 11:41 am

Very limited vocabulary for a “trained, professional ” journalist.
I thought you would be infatuated with the Palin cliche!
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!
I know dozens more, but this one is just for you, big idio”T”!

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LD April 17, 2013 at 10:05 am

Damn, I actually agree with T on this.

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BigT April 16, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Despite the incentives, it will pay us back EXPONENTIALLY in peoperty taxes, salaries and spin-off businesses.
Your a F#@kin Idiot to oppose large companies coming here.
To bash this is FITS at his most IGNORANT. It shows us: as long as Sanford has his..F*%k er’body else. I want to stay King Fish…like SC was in the dark depressed days…when you had to dount on the local simple-minded, family-connected Fat Cat (like Sanford, Peeler, Folkes or Dawson) to get a job…

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dwb619 April 16, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Perhaps someone can translate this jabber into a reasonably coherent comment.

Our resident “trained professional journalist” is obviously suffering from juvenile issues today.
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!

Reply
BigT April 17, 2013 at 7:57 am

Don’t fret, dumb@$$, If you’re a F*@kin’; Moron, which you are…you’ll need everything translated. And you’re likely still too F*@k!n ‘ Stupid to get it…

PS: Learn something more than just Brain-Dead Cliché…and you may be able to contribute something besides envy…

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dwb619 April 17, 2013 at 11:41 am

Very limited vocabulary for a “trained, professional ” journalist.
I thought you would be infatuated with the Palin cliche!
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!
I know dozens more, but this one is just for you, big idio”T”!

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LD April 17, 2013 at 10:05 am

Damn, I actually agree with T on this.

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Smirks April 16, 2013 at 5:03 pm

BMWs and now Infinitis? Michelin and Continental? Wow, it is almost like we could become a big state for producing cars and car-related parts.

No, wait, economic development isn’t worth investing tax dollars in. Let’s go back to our squalor and wait for small businesses being killed by Walmarts and Chinese factories replace our dead textile industry.

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jimlewisowb April 16, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Pappy always said if the other fella has a bigger dog then stay in the fucking house, so I will be cautious in my remarks, Mr. Smirks

I am encouraged by the fact that my State, our State, could become a leader in the manufacture of automobiles and airplanes. However I do wonder why our State is chosen over other States who surely desire to have the same businesses locate in their States.

Bottom line . Are we (our cockroach politicians) selling ourselves short and in the long term will we be able to recover the upfront costs

If these enterprises are not able to sustain long term growth and profitability, then South Carolina could very well end up being the Detroit of the South.

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Smirks April 16, 2013 at 9:00 pm

You make a very good point. I’m optimistic that it will pay off over time, but that isn’t guaranteed. I just think the state has to do something, SC doesn’t come across as a competitive labor market, something has to change that.

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shifty henry April 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm

My dog Bruno knows exactly what you mean about bigger dogs….

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Smirks April 16, 2013 at 5:03 pm

BMWs and now Infinitis? Michelin and Continental? Wow, it is almost like we could become a big state for producing cars and car-related parts.

No, wait, economic development isn’t worth investing tax dollars in. Let’s go back to our squalor and wait for small businesses being killed by Walmarts and Chinese factories replace our dead textile industry.

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jimlewisowb April 16, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Pappy always said if the other fella has a bigger dog then stay in the fucking house, so I will be cautious in my remarks, Mr. Smirks

I am encouraged by the fact that my State, our State, could become a leader in the manufacture of automobiles and airplanes. However I do wonder why our State is chosen over other States who surely desire to have the same businesses locate in their States.

Bottom line . Are we (our cockroach politicians) selling ourselves short and in the long term will we be able to recover the upfront costs

If these enterprises are not able to sustain long term growth and profitability, then South Carolina could very well end up being the Detroit of the South.

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Smirks April 16, 2013 at 9:00 pm

You make a very good point. I’m optimistic that it will pay off over time, but that isn’t guaranteed. I just think the state has to do something, SC doesn’t come across as a competitive labor market, something has to change that.

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shifty henry April 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm

My dog Bruno knows exactly what you mean about bigger dogs….

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Just another guy April 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm

If the upstate is in the running, the state will need to get the blessing of BMW to get it. BMW stopped the Volkswagon plant in the upstate when BMW said they did not want it that close to them. We will see.

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Just another guy April 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm

If the upstate is in the running, the state will need to get the blessing of BMW to get it. BMW stopped the Volkswagon plant in the upstate when BMW said they did not want it that close to them. We will see.

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tomstickler April 16, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Some of us are still waiting for an unbiased forensic economist to add up all the costs (tax breaks, incentives, training, etc) and all the benefits (jobs, tax revenue from workers, construction and sales of goods to same, etc) for any of the past projects — BMW, Michelin, Boeing, Continental — whatever, and give us a bottom line.

Not you, BigT, unless you can produce an economics degree.

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tomstickler April 16, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Some of us are still waiting for an unbiased forensic economist to add up all the costs (tax breaks, incentives, training, etc) and all the benefits (jobs, tax revenue from workers, construction and sales of goods to same, etc) for any of the past projects — BMW, Michelin, Boeing, Continental — whatever, and give us a bottom line.

Not you, BigT, unless you can produce an economics degree.

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Mae West April 16, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Haley will get them here! The back seat is just big enough and hubby is in Afganistan teaching the poppy growers how to harvest more poppies.

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? April 16, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Are you saying fascism doesn’t end well? Shame on you for not being positive.

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Mae West April 16, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Haley will get them here! The back seat is just big enough and hubby is in Afganistan teaching the poppy growers how to harvest more poppies.

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? April 16, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Are you saying fascism doesn’t end well? Shame on you for not being positive.

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CNSYD April 16, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Sic Willie opposes Boeing, Infiniti, etc. because he does not possess the education and/or skills for a technical job. Bull shit artists are a dime a dozen, so Sic Willie need not apply.

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CNSYD April 16, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Sic Willie opposes Boeing, Infiniti, etc. because he does not possess the education and/or skills for a technical job. Bull shit artists are a dime a dozen, so Sic Willie need not apply.

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shifty henry April 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm

…open letter to Nikki & the Nitwits:

What about American cars? Check out this little “prayer” from the WayBack Machine—- way back when men were men, and women were women, and the men knew who the women were, and the women knew who the men were – and nobody was confused——-

The Ford is my auto; I shall not walk.
It maketh me to lie down beneath it.
It leaveth me stranded in deep waters. It vexeth my soul.
It leadeth me in the path of ridicule for its namesake.
Yea, though I ride through the valleys, I am towed up the hills.
I fear all evil for my sparkplug corrodeth.
My rods and my bolts discomfort me.
It preparest a puncture in the presence of trouble.
It anointest my hands with grease. My radiator boileth over.
Surely, curses and punctures shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall plead before the Ford in vain forever.

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shifty henry April 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm

…open letter to Nikki & the Nitwits:

What about American cars? Check out this little “prayer” from the WayBack Machine—- way back when men were men, and women were women, and the men knew who the women were, and the women knew who the men were – and nobody was confused——-

The Ford is my auto; I shall not walk.
It maketh me to lie down beneath it.
It leaveth me stranded in deep waters. It vexeth my soul.
It leadeth me in the path of ridicule for its namesake.
Yea, though I ride through the valleys, I am towed up the hills.
I fear all evil for my sparkplug corrodeth.
My rods and my bolts discomfort me.
It preparest a puncture in the presence of trouble.
It anointest my hands with grease. My radiator boileth over.
Surely, curses and punctures shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall plead before the Ford in vain forever.

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Rufus April 17, 2013 at 10:43 am

You make it sound like SC just writes these companies a big fat check. Most of the inventive money goes for infrastructure improvements- road, water and sewer etc- and training the workforce. These incentives have a direct return to our state unlike welfare and our public education system. We need real jobs that make real things. I think Haley is doing a good job on getting jobs.

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Rufus April 17, 2013 at 10:43 am

You make it sound like SC just writes these companies a big fat check. Most of the inventive money goes for infrastructure improvements- road, water and sewer etc- and training the workforce. These incentives have a direct return to our state unlike welfare and our public education system. We need real jobs that make real things. I think Haley is doing a good job on getting jobs.

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Ralph Hightower April 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm

So, Toyota is thinking about building a plant in SC? Lexus, Infinity, I get those Jap brands confused.

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Ralph Hightower April 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm

So, Toyota is thinking about building a plant in SC? Lexus, Infinity, I get those Jap brands confused.

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