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June 8th, 2006
02:28 pm

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Interesting times
When you live in (or near) a really small town, hearing it mentioned on the news can be scary.

Today they're saying that our state government is trying to land a new Honda plant.  For a site described as "near Fithian"; I haven't figured out more specifically where it is, but it would certainly be close enough to change things around here, and not the way I want.

It probably won't amount to anything -- Honda will probably locate the new plant closer to their existing plants in Ohio.

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From:billroper
Date:June 8th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
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Maybe not. There's something to be said for a business diversifying its locations.
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From:tigertoy
Date:June 12th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
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Actually, an auto plant in the general area of Danville would be fantastic for the area economy (and since auto plant slaves get paid much better than most slaves -- even non-union autoworkers are well paid -- they would not have a hard time finding employees unless their standards are unreasonably high); the problem is that hundreds of people would want to actually move to the sleepy towns and countryside near it, which would ruin the peace and quiet I moved here for. The Japanese auto plants specifically seek semi-rural areas where they can have useful monopsony power and the people aren't very sympathetic to unions; the reason that the Illinois is a dark horse is that Honda probably wants the assembly plant closer to the engine plant they already have in Ohio.
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