Company: Michelin Parent Company: Michelin Subsidy Source: multiple Location: South Carolina City: Lexington And Starr County: Lexington And Anderson Project Description: expansion of a tire manufacturing plant in Lexington and a new tire plant in Starr Year: 2012 Major Industry of Parent: automotive parts Specific Industry of Parent: automotive parts-tires Subsidy Value: $123,300,000 Program Name: multiple Awarding Agency: multiple Type of Subsidy:
Number of Jobs or Training Slots: 500 Wage Data: $35000 in Lexington; $292000 in Anderson Wage Data Type: projected average annual wage Capital Investment: $750,000,000 ($200 million in Lexington; $550 million in Anderson) Source of Data: The value and the breakdown of the subsidy package and the wage projections are taken from: Rick Brundrett, "Why the Michelin Man is Smiling in S.C.," The Nerve, May 14, 2012; available online at: (click here). The job and investment projections are taken from: Nikie Mayo, "Michelin to get at least $7.5 million in state incentives for Starr plant," Anderson Independent-Mail, April 13, 2012. Notes: The estimated $123 million package included subsides for projects in Lexington and Anderson Counties. The Lexington County portion included about $45 million over 30 years in property tax abatements from the county and a state grant of $1.5 million, in addition to other unspecified subsides which are not included in the total. The package for the Anderson County's new plant included property tax abatements worth about $52 million over 40 years; the state offered a $7.6 million in a grant for site preparation, $6.47 million in job-tax credits, $4.86 million in "economic-impact zone" equipment credits, $4.77 million in job-development credits and $1.12 million in job-training. 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.