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Location Considerations for a Second U.S. BMW Manufacturing Plant

German automaker BMW’s manufacturing plant in Greer, SC is the nation’s leader in the export sales of completed passenger vehicles. Currently, the engines and transmissions that power those vehicles are made in Germany. However, at last week’s L.A. Auto Show, BMW CEO Harald Krueger floated the idea that establishing a second plant in the U.S. to produce engines and transmissions could make provide a natural currency hedge.

As someone who advises automotive manufacturers on site selection and incentive negotiations, GLS Founding Principal Didi Caldwell was asked for her expert opinion on some of the key considerations BMW might have if searching for a new U.S. plant. http://bit.ly/2EbVr2m