(WMC-TV) - An upstart electric car company made the promise of providing hundreds of new jobs in North Mississippi almost one year ago. Taxpayers helped foot the bill to land Greentech Automotive, and now they want a return on their investment.
With one of the worst unemployment rates in the country, many people in Mississippi need every opportunity they can get.
When a company commits to creating hundreds of jobs, it gets people's attention.
It was an announcement that felt more like a party as the guest list included former President Bill Clinton, former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, and former Greentech Automotive chairman Terry McAuliffe.
They all had big plans for Greentech Automotive to create electric cars, and more importantly jobs in north Mississippi.