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The S&W test range and custom gunsmithing shop will remain in Maine far as I know.
 

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Story from 2017 about the Missouri facility: https://www.masslive.com/business-news/2017/06/smith_wesson_parent_announces_new_missou.html

https://www.masslive.com/business-news/2017/03/springfields_smith_wesson_parent_plans_m.html

https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/local/new-large-american-outdoor-brands-facility-nearly-complete/article_cfbf99e8-ac70-11e8-aab6-378dd1502b4e.html

From this story, it sounds like they are consolidating all of AOB's distribution to the middle of the USA: https://www.masslive.com/business/2019/02/springfields-smith-wesson-parent-company-aobc-faces-missouri-expansion-activist-opposition-in-2019.html

Some states have "funny ideas" about inventory and stock in process. I remember Illinois levying an annual tax on business inventory. My office actually packed up the parts stocking of our repairs operation and shipped it over the border into Indiana overnight and back again to save money every year.

It could be Mass is playing these games. States with high debt, a high taxation policy supporting transfer payments, corruption and cronyism are ultimately losing this game.

Here's an interesting analysis that lists each state by the amount of taxation being used to pay off their debts. This is money that, each year, is unavailable to support actual benefits to citizens. Some bonding is useful, but when it gets to be too much of a habit, look at how much of your taxes go to retire debt:

https://www.richstatespoorstates.org/variables/debt_service_share_of_tax_revenue/

in my state, it's 6.3%. In Mass it's 8.9%. In Missouri it's 8%. that means, off the bat, Missouri taxes can be almost 1% lower than Mass, with little impact. Arguably the infrastructure in North Carolina is in better condition than in Massachusetts.
 

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My home state nearly landed Beretta's US manufacturing but our Dem senator's (thankfully failed) bills fixed that. They moved elsewhere.
In as much as you don't list a location \with your signature, could be any state... I find that interesting in as much as 95% of posters on here list a location...
 

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I'd rather drive a truck all over the Midwest where I fell at home and know my way around than the east coast
It's not all that bad. You have to just develop the eastern attitude. I used to go east to NYC and New England all the time with a big truck. You just don't wander around in NE with a big truck, the roads get skinny and curvy real fast and lots of low bridges too.

Candidly, I'd rather truck New England states that Chicago, St. Louis or Atlanta. Don't matter though, I'm retired now. My driving is limited to a car.
 
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