Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. reportedly will join a growing list of foreign-based automakers with assembly plant operations in the Deep South. The Japan-based company isn't commenting on reports that it will build a $1 billion assembly plant on a 1,000-acre site in Canton, MS, just north of Jackson. But the Birmingham (AL) News last Thursday (Oct. 26) quoted city officials from Opelika, a town in Alabama that was competing for the new Nissan facility, who said the automaker had decided to build ...

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