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According to The Car Connection, Hyundai's Kia Motors will decide on a site for its first US-based plant by next year. While Mississippi is on the really short list of locations, we're guessing the state will likely be a shoo-in, considering ol' Miss needs all the new industry it can get its hands on to help the state's recovery from the recent destruction of its hugely profitable casino businesses. Still, the Montgomery, Alabama area — where Hyundai's US plant resides — is still a wildcard.

Kia s Head s in Mississippi: New Plant in Meridian? [internal]