Come to Texas!!
One word. Texas
How about Indiana.
If I was Beretta, I’d relocate to Virginia as close to the Maryland border as possible.
Segregation is coming.
Liberalism triumphs over economics and jobs every time. I live in Tallahassee. Elbit, a defense company, occupied a large building in USF/FAMU industrial park near the national magnet lab. At an open meeting of the universitys governing board, one of the people on the committee said, We dont want some horrible defense company in our academic park. Lets offer them the pre-bubble collapse price for their building and be done with them. Elbit had about 350 employees and roughly $80 million per year in contracts. Their footprint on the local tax picture and job scene was noticeable. Elbit had other plants in the US only partially utilized. They grabbed the money and left smoking skid marks. That building is still empty nearly 3 years later. It annoys me as a taxpayer that universitys board spent our tax dollars for such a cavalier, liberalism like protesting the defense business. (Incidentally, Elbit hired engineers from both university programs and provided summer internships that paid extremely well.
None of the lower level employees, many of whom came off welfare, were offered a move package. Only the poorer members of society were hurt by this bizarre, elitist move.
They should negotiate with NM...
The state is desperate for any factory production company. They could probably get huge tax breaks, free rent etc.
And such a deal could help reverse the ugly direction that our legislature has taken the last few weeks, vis a vis anti-gun bills.
Come to Sierra Vista/Fort Huachuca Arizona or Phoenix Arizona.
Let me get this straight: Gov. OMalley says these guns are evil and should be stopped...but he is perfectly fine with profiting from them?
That’s what this statement sounds like:
We think getting assault weapons off the streets and keeping this company can both be accomplished, said Raquel Guillory, OMalleys spokeswoman.
BTW, I just fired my relatively new 92fs again yesterday. Not for hunting, not for self defense...just because I like to, and its my right (so far).
Wanting one's cake and eating it, too.
I love seeing these gunmakers making the politicians squirm.
Too bad I can’t hype my state in an effort to get the gun makers to come here. I’d be laughed off F.R.
I remember when Beretta first got the military contract. They had to make a certain number in the U.S.
I think they already had a small factory in Maryland but never could understand why. I guess they wanted to be close to D.C.
I’m not big on arrogant Yankee (or Border) states. However, there is something good about Mass.,Conn., Maryland and the like having a firearms industry: while it is there, they like the jobs and taxes.
Once the industry is removed to Texas or Mississippi, the Yankee politicos have absolutely NO vested interest in protecting firearm owners or the industry.
And we know the only interest those politicians have IS there own vested interest! The Constitution is not of the least bit of interest to them.
Come to Mississippi...we love guns more than Democrats love dead babies.
I know a lot of ‘Famiglias Italianas’ at my son’s school whose husbands work at Beretta in Accokeek. The mothers can’t speak that much English, and I’ve helped them ‘maneuver’ the system for years. None of them are pleased with the State and their stand on gun-control...
Beretta should pull out of Maryland and create some unemployment in the state where residents hate them so unfairly. They should stop all the free training and repairs they give the state. The governor of Maryland will stomp all over Beretta in his attempt to be president of the US. If progressives in Maryland continue to have their way, one or two more American industries like Beretta will “go foreign” where they are welcome to add to the local economy overseas.