Porsche has spent $100 million to open a 27-acre campus near the Atlanta international airport. The site includes a new headquarters for Porsche Cars North America and an experience center, complete with a racetrack.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says that Georgia Governor Nathan Deal recently took the initiative to fly to the UK to "make prospect calls" with Jaguar-Land Rover executives, in attempt to convince the English luxury maker to build a planned US factory in his state.
Georgia Pushes Its Brand As The Center Of The Automotive South
An international real-estate company had a high-profile client that wanted to relocate its North American headquarters. The client, whose identity was confidential, narrowed the list of prospective sites to Texas, North Carolina and Georgia. Would Georgia officials be interested in a discussion?
Mercedes-Benz USA is expected to announce shortly that it's moving from its current home in Montvale, NJ, to a new facility in Atlanta, after the governments of both states offer financial incentives to claim the German automaker's US headquarters and its hundreds of employees.
Mercedes-Benz may be a German automaker first and foremost, but it's a global operation. Among its many offices around the world, the company employs some 800 staffers at its US headquarters in New Jersey. But that office could be moving down South in the near future.
Like the fire that forced Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara to flee Atlanta in Gone With the Wind, the battle between Tesla Motors and Georgia's auto dealers is heating up. In late August, the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association (GADA), which represents about 500 dealerships, filed a petition to prevent Tesla from selling its electric vehicles in the state. Tesla is now requesting a Georgia judge to throw out the petition, the Atlanta Business Chronicle says.
Like the University of Georgia and its punchy Bulldog mascot, Georgia's electric-vehicle advocates are about to get a little more pugilistic, says the Atlanta Business Chronicle. That's because, for the second straight year, some state politicos may look to end Georgia's electric-vehicle subsidy. Count the EV Club of the South among those looking to take up the fight.