North Carolina, South Carolina also being considered
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2015) — The British newspaper Financial Times is reporting that Kentucky is one of three states in the running for a new Volvo plant. According to anonymous sources, Volvo has talked with legislatures in Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina about incentives that may be available for the project, reports The News and Observer in Charlotte, N.C.
Volvo declined to comment about a U.S. plant to Louisville Business First and the Cabinet for Economic Development wouldn’t confirm whether any conversations had taken place.
If Kentucky was chosen for a Volvo plant, possible locations would be a 1,551-acre site in Hardin County close to I-65 and a CSX rail line, and a 2,100-acre site in Christian County, near Hopkinsville, called the I-24 Megasite, Business First reports.