Friday, July 20, 2018

Manufacturing Mecca to the World

BMW’s biggest auto-producing plant in the world is in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  It has helped draw more than 200 companies from two dozen countries to Spartanburg County.  And the German company — not an American icon like Ford or General Motors — is now the largest exporter of cars made in the United States, turning the port of Charleston, S.C., into a hub for global trade.

But the big question:  Is USA's President Trump setting off a global trade battle that will effect the town's livelihood?

One thing is for sure:
BMW saved Spartanburg and transformed South Carolina into a manufacturing mecca to the world,” said Mr. Britt, a member of the County Council. “When you mess with the golden goose, they’re family, and you’re messing with me.” 
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