The first Sorento mini-SUVs are rolling off the assembly line at the new KIA motors plant in West Point, GA. The factory, which currently employs 1200, is already having a dramatic effect on the once-struggling economy of this small town 80 miles southwest of Atlanta, once famous for its textile industry. Now, even more jobs are cropping up with supplier companies and support services. Local officials estimate KIA will pump as much as $6.5 billion into the local economy by 2012, hiring an additional 1200 employees and creating as many as 20 thousand affiliated jobs in Georgia KIA Factory Means Jobs in Small Ga. Town « Liveshots And if I heard correctly O'Reilly said Boeing was leaving Seattle, cause of the unions and relocating in Charleston South Carolina! Oh happy happy days for Charleston. Nice big port,, wonderful food,.. and Southern! rednecks... I love em.