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Auburn Hills Beats Out Mexico for Jabil Circuit, Inc. Project

Tuesday, November 09, 1999

John Truscott
(517) 335-6397

1,088 New Jobs for StateJabil Circuit, Incorporated, has chosen Auburn Hills, Michigan, over a site in Mexico, for a new manufacturing facility, Governor John Engler announced today. The project will create 1,088 new jobs, 451 directly by the company, for Michigan workers. "Jabil Circuit is a valued member of Michigan's high-tech manufacturing business community," Engler said. "Their decision to expand in Michigan, rather than in Mexico, shows their commitment to Michigan and our highly productive, skilled workforce." Of the 1,088 new jobs, 637 will be spin-off jobs created from increased purchases from Michigan suppliers and spending by people who receive income from the jobs at Jabil Circuit, Inc., according to an economic analysis done by the University of Michigan. Engler also announced the approval of a tax credit for Jabil Circuit, Inc., worth an estimated $14.5 million over twenty years. The tax credit was approved by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA). This project will provide more than $62.5 million in revenue to the state over the life of the agreement, resulting in a net positive gain for the state of over $48 million after the MEGA credit. The project is expected to generate over $782 million in personal income. Jabil Circuit, Inc., designs and manufactures electronic circuit boards and systems for international original equipment manufacturers. They also manufacture products for customers in personal computer, peripheral, communication, automotive and consumer markets. The expansion project includes the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills. Randy Haight, vice president of business development with Jabil Circuit, Inc., said, "Michigan's 'business friendly' environment and the strategic importance of Jabil's automotive business were important factors in our decision to locate a new manufacturing plant in Oakland County. The tax credit will enable us to expand our Michigan-based production capacity for the automotive and high-tech market sectors by more than 50 percent." The Michigan Economic Growth Authority program, which is administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is used to promote high quality economic growth and job creation in Michigan that would not occur without this program.

Jabil Circuit, Inc., Incorporated

MEGA Analysis

Summary Estimated

(All estimates in 1999 dollars)


Direct 451



Revenue Forgone $14,504,000

Revenue Gain $62,576,000

Average Wage $565/week

Personal Income Generated Over

Life of MEGA Agreement $ 782,192,000