New factories and they are NOT overseas


New factories started in the U.S. – we don't hear that often. But it is going on. Here are just three examples.

Viking in Greenwood, MS

Cobra in Hillsdale, MI

DuPont in North Towanda, PA

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  1. It’s interesting, and not surprising, that two of the three factories (all but Cobra) received government incentives. This isn’t a new trend and I’m not arguing we shouldn’t do it (although many people in North Carolina sued over Dell Computer’s generous incentives from state and local officials). It’s government handouts, “corporate welfare” in a way. Even if it’s accepted practice, I don’t like seeing politicians taking credit for “creating jobs”. That credit belongs solely to entrepreneurs (like those at Cobra motorcycles and Michael Dell).

    Still, it’s nice to see news of factories opening. Thanks for pointing that out, Jamie.

  2. Cobra did receive incentives too. And no, politicians do not create jobs, except government jobs. But it demonstrates that we are the United States, and each state is still in competition with others for jobs.

    In addition to Dell, Chrysler faced a huge problem in Ohio as taxpayers sued to give back tax incentives when the new Jeep Toledo plant was built. Perhaps those taxpayers would like Chrysler to take the 3,500 jobs to another state? I’m sure that’s not in mentioned in the lawsuit.


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