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Recapping a weird week in the state’s auto manufacturing

October 9th, 2009 1 comment

I’ll have a pretty in-depth look at GreenTech Automotive’s CEO Charles Wang’s plans to build a multi-billion dollar hybrid vehicle manufacturing facility in Tunica in next week’s MBJ.

The strangest thing about Tuesday’s event was the apparent lack of a strong marketing push in advance of it. There were several media outlets across Mississippi — Magnolia Marketplace included — that had no idea the deal was going down when it did. That coupled with the absence of some high-profile politicians and economic development leaders have a lot of folks asking a lot of questions about the odds of the project ever getting off the ground. That’s covered in the story.

It’s probably safe to say this isn’t the last we’ve heard from GreenTech. So stay tuned.

It also looks like the rain is going to last a little longer than it needs to, at least long enough to make rather unpleasant the drive Magnolia Marketplace and the Official Fiance of Magnolia Marketplace are about to make up I-55 for the football frivolity in Oxford.

Have a good weekend.

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