The South is in a very well leveraged position for our economic independence.
Were you aware that two-thirds of all automotive manufacturing plants in the united States are in the South? Mostly in the deep Southern States.
I learned from another attendee who is familiar with Nissan officials that the South is favored for several reasons:
1) Southerners are more polite.
2) Southerners have a greater respect for tradition.
3) Southerners have a deeper connection to the soil/land.
4) Lastly, the Japanese identify with Southerners because we also lost a war!
David O. Jones