Tin Shop Tartan - Randolph County Alabama's Own Snarky and Surly Scot Gets All Native

Blogging from the suburbs of the Tin Shop community, Captain Plaid brings Progressivism, and a share of Quixotic angst, to the ridges and hollows of Randolph County, Alabama. Hardly a booster yet rooted here enough to fight, Plaidsters can perhaps find like cause in trying to build local solutions to global concerns. Education, environment, economy, entertainment, engagement ... Trust the Tartan!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

West Point/Troup/GA Pay So Some Here Can Stay

Captain Bama was a little critical of the incentives that lured Kia to West Point. For folks here in Randolph County, the news is perhaps more positive. I've seen figures that suggest Georgia will spend $160,000.00 for each job created. Ouch! I think Kia had Sonny Perdue up for election with the power structure in Troup desperate for some good news and got the Peach State to give away the farm. As close as we are surely some of our people can get work there. These jobs and others that supply them will pay as much, if not more, than many industrial jobs that are increasingly being outsourced. With our costs of living being moderate compared to many locations some people that want to hang around perhaps might be able to do so. Lots more that we must do if tranforming our quality of life toward a Progressive community is the goal. However, Kia locating nearby can likely do more good than harm. Peace ... or War!