Not all new auto assembly plants are going to Mexico, or at least state economic development officials in the U.S. would like to think so.
Volvo is scouting for a U.S. factory site, and Jaguar Land Rover is weighing a decision to build a plant here. And last week, England's Financial Times reported that Aston Martin is mulling a U.S. plant for production of a new crossover.
The British automaker has held talks with officials in several states about the factory, the newspaper said. Aston also is looking at U.K. sites for the crossover, which would be based on the all-electric, all-wheel-drive DBX concept shown in Geneva.
Aston declined to comment on the report, but under new CEO Andy Palmer, the company aims to boost annual vehicle sales to 15,000 from 4,000 last year. Aston has limited room for growth at its only factory in Gaydon in central England.
The newspaper said Southern states are aggressively courting Aston with incentives including land and tax breaks. Anything to keep the plant north of the border.