Company: Kia Parent Company: Kia Motors Subsidy Source: multiple Location: Georgia City: West Point County: Troup Project Description: automobile assembly plant Year: 2006 Major Industry of Parent: motor vehicles Specific Industry of Parent: motor vehicles Subsidy Value: $410,000,000 Program Name: multiple Awarding Agency: multiple Type of Subsidy:
Number of Jobs or Training Slots: 2,500 Source of Data: The value of the subsidy package and the jobs projection are taken from: Walter Woods, "Georgia wins Kia plant; Auto factory to help end state's run of bad luck," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 13, 2006. The breakdown of the subsidy package is taken from "Deal In Dollars," Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, March 13, 2006. Notes: The $410 million package was worth $164,000 per job. State incentives estimated at $259 million included: $75.9 million in job tax credits over five years; $40.5 million for training and equipment; $35.7 million for site purchase; $30 million for road improvements; $24.8 million for site preparation; $25.7 million for a training center; $13.9 million in sales tax exemptions; $6 million for a railroad spur; and $5.7 million in Quick Start training funds. Local incentives worth $151 million included: $130 million in property tax abatements over 15 years and $21 million for infrastructure improvements. Overlaps with main Subsidy Tracker data: none. Source Notes: If an online information source is not working, check the Tracker inventory page for an updated link.