Auto manufacturing is on a long hiatus from Southern California, well, you might say California in general. Downey is looking to change that. From the LA Times: "The (Downey) council agreed to a memorandum of understanding with Industrial Realty Group, the manager of an 80-acre parcel where Tesla Motors Inc. is considering building an electric-car plant."
The city is offering up to $9 million in incentives in the hopes that a plant could generate over 1,200 jobs. "There is only upside to this deal," Councilman Roger C. Brossmer said in the Long Beach Press Telegram.