Automotive Triangle

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Automotive Triangle

The Florida-Alabama Mega Site – along with KIA Motors Manufacturing and Hyundai Motors Manufacturing – form an illustrious automotive triangle.  Within this triangle are over seventy automotive parts suppliers that provide everything from gaskets and fasteners to side panels and engines.  An all-encompassing network of highways and interstates means products from each of these suppliers can reach the Florida-Alabama Mega Site in less than three hours.

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The area’s history in the automotive industry has created a highly skilled workforce with extensive experience.  K-12 and higher education institutions throughout the region provide training directed toward the skills desired by the automotive industry.  Universities in both Florida and Alabama offer degrees in automotive-related engineering. Chipola College – located 15 miles (24 km) from the site – is home to an award-winning automotive training program.

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Florida is also a Right-to-Work state and has a low state corporate income tax (5.5%) and no state personal income tax.