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Report: Georgia out of consideration for Volvo plant that may come to SC

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Georgia is out of the running for a Volvo manufacturing plant leaving South Carolina as the sole known finalist for the plant, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

AJC is sourcing two people with knowledge of the negotiations. 

Sen. Larry Grooms of Berkeley County said he couldn't comment on the plant, but did say to expect to hear something soon. 

Volvo told the AJC they have not made a final decision.

South Carolina has been trying to lure Volvo to the state, with the company reportedly considering the Charleston area for a future U.S. factory.

Last month, amid reports of Volvo building a manufacturing plant in the state, Berkeley County had applied for a permit to fill and clear land for a manufacturing operation that would employ 4,000 people. 

The proposal is called "Project Soter" and if, approved, is slated to create the jobs within a ten-year period.

The county had applied for a permit to fill wetlands and clear land off I-26 near Westvaco Road for the plant.

In April, a Berkeley County spokesperson could not confirm which company is looking to locate in the area, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hinted the the company requesting the environmental permit to develop on the land is either in the aerospace or automotive industry.

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