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Mexico is US Southeast's top competitor in auto jobs

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mexico has emerged as the US Southeast’s number one competitor for automotive jobs, and industry experts are urging the region’s automotive companies and their allies to band together to meet the growing challenge.

The experts say Mexico has recently replaced the US Southeast as the North American region with the fastest-growing automotive industry, drawing $11 billion in investment over 2010, 2011 and 2012, compared with $7.5 billion for the Southeast over the same period.

Numerous published reports have identified BMW as among the automakers with plans to build new factories in Mexico, though the German automaker itself hasn’t announced any North American plant besides the one it operates in Greer.

Source: Greenville Online