And they’re bringing…jobs! Environmentally friendly jobs at that. How considerate.
Chinese automaker BYD Co. is setting up its U.S. headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, the first step in their effort to bring their electric hybrid cars to the U.S. market.
The LA Business Journal has more:
China’s fourth-largest automaker expects to create at least 150 jobs here by 2011 as it rolls out its fleet of vehicles to California markets first before expanding throughout the country.
“By bringing global alternative energy companies to Los Angeles, we are securing our future and building the foundation for an emerging industry that will attract good paying, green collar jobs for generations of Angelenos,” said Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa during a City Hall press conference that included Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Villaraigosa’s new jobs czar, Austin Beutner, who negotiated the deal.
We here at FBLA want to preempt the inevitable red-baiting on blogosphere and extend our warmest greetings to the Chinese. In fact, we encourage you to take over our city, please! The state too while you’re at it. Build us parks, subways and bullet trains. Squash dissent. Put some giant Mao statues up too, we don’t care. Just save us from ourselves please.