President Donald Trump has worked tirelessly to “Make America Great Again” by ordering large companies to keep their jobs in the United States.
According to a CNBC report, BMW is set to create 1,000 jobs in the U.S. and will be investing a whopping $600 million in the country.
The proposed expansion will be housed in South Carolina.
“It’s a great day for us here in Spartanburg and South Carolina and for the BMW group,” said Harald Krueger, BMW’s chairman. “The workforce will be well above 10,000 people, which is, in my view, clearly a symbol of success.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
BMW stated that the additional investment will allow the Spartanburg plant to produce some 450,000 vehicles each year.
President Trump has used Germany as a specific example of trade imbalances, and most likely had a strong hand in the automaker’s decision.
“You can build cars in the United States, but for every car that comes to the USA, you will pay a 35 percent tax,” the president recently told a German newspaper.
The chairman of BMW wouldn’t directly credit Trump for the decision, but Trump’s past threats most certainly played a part in this.
“There was already planning before [the 2016 election], because we have long-term strategic planning,” stated Krueger, “but also the success of the U.S. market is something that was, for us, important.”
Krueger also talked about a meeting he and Angela Merkel had with Trump.
“We explained, when I was in Washington with the German chancellor and had the opportunity to talk about our business here in Spartanburg, and the president acknowledged how successful our operation is here in South Carolina,” Krueger continued.
This is amazing news and shows that Trump is dedicated to “Making America Great Again.”
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