Wed., July 29, 2009 1:02pm (EDT)

High-Tech Police Car Plant Not Coming To Georgia
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Carbon Motors Corp. says its customized police car will be made in Indiana. (photo courtesy creativecommons.org).
Carbon Motors Corp. says its customized police car will be made in Indiana. (photo courtesy creativecommons.org).
Georgia is not getting a high-tech police car manufacturing plant. Atlanta-based Carbon Motors Corporation on Wednesday chose a site in Connersville, Indiana for the company’s first facility.

A site in Georgia’s Hall County was one of the final three being considered by Carbon—along with locations in South Carolina and the Indiana-site. Georgia officials had lobbied for the plant over the past several months, which could have brought 1,500 jobs and more than $300-million of investment.

The Connersville, Indiana area has been especially suffering in the ailing economy, with an unemployment rate of 15.9%.