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Foreign-Car Industry Attracted to Deep South

The United States lost nearly one million manufacturing jobs in 2002, but the foreign-car industry continues to grow. Foreign automakers work to build or expand a half-dozen U.S. plants primarily in the Deep South, where the cost of labor is relatively low. NPR's Adam Hochberg reports.

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Adam Hochberg
Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Adam Hochberg reports on a broad range of issues in the Southeast. Since he joined NPR in 1995, Hochberg has traveled the region extensively, reporting on its changing economy, demographics, culture and politics. He also currently focuses on transportation. Hochberg covered the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, followed candidates in three Presidential elections and reported on more than a dozen hurricanes.