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Commerce Sources Downplay Infiniti Speculation

Sources at the S.C. Department of Commerce have confirmed to FITS that the Palmetto State is likely to compete for a North American Infiniti plant, although they downplayed recent mainstream media reports portraying the state as a frontrunner. “We will be in the mix (for Infiniti) but as you know…

Sources at the S.C. Department of Commerce have confirmed to FITS that the Palmetto State is likely to compete for a North American Infiniti plant, although they downplayed recent mainstream media reports portraying the state as a frontrunner.

“We will be in the mix (for Infiniti) but as you know with deals like this there is no guarantee,” our source said. “We have as good a shot as any other state.”

Details of South Carolina’s effort to land the Nissan Motor Co. manufacturing facility – including the size of its taxpayer-funded incentive package – are “still in the embryonic stages” our source said, although they quickly added “we will be competitive on incentives.”

Of course we will … after all, forcing existing businesses and taxpayers to subsidize such corporate giveaways is the new modus operandi in South Carolina.

Anyway count on FITS to keep our readers up to speed on the latest developments as the battle for Infiniti gets underway …

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4 comments

ElCid April 17, 2013 at 12:11 pm

There is a beautiful and giant existing factory site available right in the CU-ICAR campus in Greenville, that would be perfect for a Car Manufacturer. It would be a giant gain for Greenville and SC. I hope BMW does not try to block it like it did Audi. We love BMW, but sometimes they can be difficult partners.

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Trout R Limited April 17, 2013 at 12:40 pm

no way, even with carlos jimenez on board, will another auto co. locate so close to bmw. carve it in a tree.

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ElCid April 17, 2013 at 12:11 pm

There is a beautiful and giant existing factory site available right in the CU-ICAR campus in Greenville, that would be perfect for a Car Manufacturer. It would be a giant gain for Greenville and SC. I hope BMW does not try to block it like it did Audi. We love BMW, but sometimes they can be difficult partners.

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Trout R Limited April 17, 2013 at 12:40 pm

no way, even with carlos jimenez on board, will another auto co. locate so close to bmw. carve it in a tree.

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