Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry

Company: 
Mazda Motor
Parent Company: 
Mazda Motor
Subsidy Source: 
multiple
Location: 
Michigan
City: 
Flat Rock
Project Description: 

automobile assembly plant

Year: 
1984
Major Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
Subsidy Value: 
$125,000,000
Program Name: 
multiple
Awarding Agency: 
multiple
Type of Subsidy: 
MEGADEAL
Number of Jobs or Training Slots: 
3,500
Capital Investment: 
$450,000,000
Source of Data: 

The subsidy estimate came from: Joseph J. Fucini and Suzy Fucini, Working for the Japanese: Inside Mazda's American Auto Plant (Free Press, 1990), p.23. The job and investment projections came from: Susan Chira, "For Mazda, A U.S. Car Plant," New York Times, December 1, 1984.

Notes: 

The Fucini book reported that the subsidy package included local property tax abatements worth about $80 million plus an unspecified amount of state job training funds. The plant was later run by AutoAlliance, a joint venture of Mazda and Ford which got another large subsidy deal in 2002 (see the entry under AutoAlliance). Ford took full control of the plant in 2012. Overlaps with main Subsidy Tracker data: none.

Source Notes: 
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