Bolling: Youngkin’s Halt of Ford Factory a Head-Scratcher
For the most part, I have been supportive of the manner in which Governor Youngkin has performed during his first year in office, but this is a head-scratcher: Ford plant halted by Youngkin would have created 2,500 jobs in Southside.
This would have been a major economic development victory for Southern Virginia – a $3.5B economic investment that would have created 2,500 jobs. It is exactly the kind of project we have worked on for years for this part of the state.
We cannot refuse to do business with any company simply because they have ties to China. If we do, we will severely hamper our economic development efforts. This decision requires a lot more explanation.