IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Subnational

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

firm-specific

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 11 May 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Tax or social insurance relief

On May 11, 2015 the South Carolina Department of Commerce announced that Volvo Car Corporation had selected Berkeley County, South Carolina for a $500 million factory investment. The facility will have an initial estimated annual production capacity of around 100,000 cars for sale in the United States and for export. Construction will begin in early fall 2015, with the first vehicles expected to roll off the assembly line in 2018.
 
The state offered several incentives to encourage this decision. The Good Jobs First project calculated the total value of the package to be $212 million, broken down as follows: $123 million in economic development bonds issued by the state that will pay for the site ($54 million) and roads ($69 million); $30 million in grants from the state's Department of Commerce; a $54 million grant from the state-owned Santee Cooper utility company that will pay for land purchase; $5 million from Berkeley County to help out also with buying the land.
 
The amount does not include: $87 million in interest that the state will pay on the bonds, the value of multi-year per-job tax credits, the cost of multi-year fee-in-lieu agreement (property tax abatements) with Berkeley County, and the cost of worker recruitment and training.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8702 Motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver.
870210 With compressionignition internal combustion piston engine (diesel or semidiesel)
870290 Other
8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
870310 Vehicles specially designed for travelling on snow; golf cars and similar vehicles
870321 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,000 cc
870322 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc but not exceeding 1,500 cc
870323 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 3,000 cc
870324 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3,000 cc
870331 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,500 cc
870332 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 2,500 cc
870333 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc
870390 Other

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