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The Tale of Why MyCar Located In Mississippi

GreenTech reportedly didn't provide Virginia officials with enough information to enable it to bid on location production of the MyCar electric car in the state.

Published: 17-Dec-2012

RICHMOND, Va. - An electric car firm headed by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe never provided Virginia officials enough details to obtain economic development incentives, according to an Associated Press review of state records.

McAuliffe claimed in a Dec. 5 news conference that the Virginia Economic Development Partnership didn’t want to bid on GreenTech Automotive’s proposed plant to manufacture tiny, low-speed, all-electric two-seaters, so the project went to Mississippi.

“That’s their choice. Other states — I think Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi — have a very aggressive (effort) to bring manufacturing in. Obviously, Virginia was my first choice,” he said after a tour of a Richmond-area office building.

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McAuliffe, who is a long-time Democratic powerbroker, came under fire in his home state for locating his electric car company, Green Tech Automotive to Mississippi.

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