New large manufacturing plants not in Detroit’s future


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President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on the auto industry highlight the enormous benefit large manufacturing plants are to American cities today.  Recently, The New York Times focused upon the anticipated impacts of tariffs on Spartanburg, South Carolina’s BMW plant. The $.2.2 billion plant, built two decades ago using 1.5 square miles, employs 23,000 BMW and contract workers and drew more than 200 companies from two dozen countries to the Spartanburg area.  One-in-ten people earn a living making…

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