Although Kia Motors Corp. expects to hire about 2,500 people at its new plant under construction in West Point, GA, the state of Georgia's incentive package amounts to $258.3 million for 2,893 jobs, or $89,550 per job.

At 2,500 jobs, the state's package would be cut to $248.1 million.

The state is putting up:

  • $35.7 million for the 3,300-acre (1,335-ha) site, including 2,200 acres (890 ha) for the plant itself.
  • $24.8 million for site preparation.
  • $30 million for a new Interstate-85 interchange and access road.
  • $6.1 million for a rail spur.
  • $20.2 million for building and staffing an on-site training center, with expenses covered over five years for another $5.5 million.
  • $5.7 million for training.
  • $75.9 million in job tax credits over five years.
  • $13.9 million in sales-tax exemptions.
  • A future $40.5 million grant channeled through a local organization for specialized training equipment.
  • The city of West Point and Troup County, in which it is located, are providing $130 million in property tax abatements over 15 years, and the local governments and utilities are spending $21 million for infrastructure improvements such as water, gas, sewer and power.