Peachtree City To Lose One Of Its Largest Employers And Taxpayers

Panasonic is shutting down and laying off 500, by consolidating into a plant in Mexico.

Though I don’t know about relations between the current mayor and the company, my understanding is the former mayor tried to get the company to pay for several hundred thousand dollars of traffic improvements to Hwy 74, even though they weren’t expanding operations that had been in place for over a decade.  The company threatened to pull out then, and relations with the city were strained.  A lot of neighbors in subdivisions bordering on the industrial plant have had a serious case of the NIMBY’s, as well.  Photocircuits, formerly the county’s largest private employer, also sits empty.   The planned community on the southside needs to do some quick planning to figure out how to support it’s industrial tax base if they want to continue to pay for golf cart path upkeep.

9 comments

  1. Donkey Kong says:

    Maybe Peachtree City should raise taxes on Delta. They are just flush with cash.

    What a bunch of morons. Thanks, PC, for doing your part to boost the unemployment figures.

  2. GreenAllTheWay says:

    naw, we need to thank Clinton and Bush 1…NAFTA was initially pursued by politicians in the United States and Canada supportive of free trade, led by Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, U.S. President George H. W. Bush, and the Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. The three countries signed NAFTA in December 1992, subject to ratification by the legislatures of the three countries. There was considerable opposition in all three countries. In the United States, NAFTA was able to secure passage after Bill Clinton made its passage a major legislative priority in 1993. Since the agreement had been signed by Bush under his fast-track prerogative, Clinton did not alter the original agreement, but complemented it with the aforementioned NAAEC and NAALC. After intense political debate and the negotiation of these side agreements, the U.S. House of Representatives passed NAFTA on November 17, 1993, by 234-200 vote (132 Republicans and 102 Democrats voting in favor; 43 Republicans, 156 Democrats, and 1 independent against),[6] and the U.S. Senate passed it on the last day of its 1993 session, November 20, 1993, by 61-38 vote (34 Republicans and 27 Democrats voting in favor; 10 Republicans and 28 Democrats against, with 1 Democrat opponent not voting — Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND), an ardent foe of NAFTA, missed the vote because of an illness in his family).[7]

  3. Mexicans: doing the jobs Americans won’t do… or can’t because of high taxes, government over-regulation, union thuggery, and general abandonment of free market economics.

  4. Game Fan says:

    Here in Doraville we have a GM plant that’s closing. And I supported the mayor (Ray Jenkins) with the fewest ties to the private sector. Why not let the market decide? If they don’t want a factory in their back yard the possibilities are endless. But not when the politicians are involved.

  5. OleDirtyBarrister says:

    I don’t believe that there is one native Georgian living in Peachtree City, it is the epitome of transplant culture.

    When the last yankee leaves the PUD, please turn off the lights.

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