Tire maker expected to announce big plant in SC
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:23:53 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced plans for major economic development announcement in Sumter County on Thursday.
County officials said last week the German tire company, Continental Tire, would invest up to $1 billion on a plant there, but state officials have not confirmed the details.
North Carolina legislators this week said they'd lost a fight to win the Continental plant. An AP investigation raised questions about the potential for politically connected landowners in North Carolina to reap huge benefits if the plant had located there.