AJC: Kia set to rev image, sales
As Kia Motors attempts to raise its image as it improves its quality - so too is the Southeastern region of this nation. I am making note of both.
People don't realize that Honda and Toyota and Datsun (Nissan) and Sony where all once seen as "cheep Japanese products with inferior products" decades ago when they entered the American market. After much research and commitment toward achieving better ends - all of them are now known for their quality and connectedness with the demands of the American consumer. Both Kia (Westpoint Georgia) and Hyundia (Alabama plant) are doing the same with their billion dollar plants built in the South.
The South is rebranding itself just as well.
My legacy is in the South. My parents are from South Carolina. They both moved North where I was raised. I now live in Georgia, having returned back to the south where living is better - in my view.
The South is continuously maligned by some. They won't be happy until the South becomes liberal, just as their states are. Though their own states have the same problems in certain zipcodes and though the South has excellence in certain zipcodes, leftist operatives such as MSNBC's Rachel Maddow seek to tar and feather then entire South as backward. This is only because the South remains as the only remaining Republican stronghold in the nation. Thus they must be racist.
They would do well to explain the failures in the places where they dominate.