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VW plant near Rocky Mount?

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A story in today's N&O reports Volkswagen may build a plant north of Rocky Mount along I-95. What a great shot in the arm this would be for that region of the state. And with 2000-2500 jobs possible, I would guess workers could be hired from a 50-plus mile radius. There is a diesel engine plant near Whitakers, but unsure if VW would purchase engines from that plant. Just a thought though.

According to the land owner, the 1-000 acre site is being purchased by "a bunch of Germans." Sounds pretty promising.

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VW rumors are also floating again in Anderson County, SC near unincorporated Powdersville which is just SW of Greenville, SC. It sounds like they might be looking at multiple sites.

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Aren't VW sales kindly disappointing right now? I know other marques VW has are doing better, but VW itself has been off. I can't see them investing in expansion.

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FWIW, unless NC has gotten it's act together in recent years, it's going to go elsewhere. How many times have Mercedes, Honda, BMW, Toyota, et. al., considered NC for a new plant only to find another AL, SC, TN, etc, has won the plant? I saw a story (N&O?) on MS's bid for Toyota (which they won, and for which NC was a competitor IIRC) and the state clearly had laid the groundwork for the plant... they assembled several viable 1,000+ acre sites near interstates, provided some utilities, marketed the sites extensively, and offered incentives, etc... I was VERY impressed with the level of planning they went into to lure Toyota, and it was clear that NC had not quite done their homework.

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Actually it was a group of idiots (ie Orange County Commissioners) that sunk the Mercedes plant (which went to Alabama)-now they are complaining they have no corporate tax base.

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