The iconic Remington Arms is leaving its historic home, New York, for greener pastures in Georgia.
Remington Arms is moving to LaGrange, Georgia where it will be building its new headquarters. Remington was formerly based out of New York where it has been based since the early 1800s.
Remington CEO Ken D’Arcy said, “we are very excited to come to Georgia, a state that not only welcomes business but enthusiastically supports and welcomes companies in the firearms industry.“
The economic development director for the city of LaGrange, Scott Malone, said that Remington has already secured one building in the city and is looking into getting more. The city will likely offer Remington tax breaks and tax abatements to make the move easier.
Remington has recently reopened a historic factory in New York prior to the move. The local government in Ilion, New York gave Remington 10 years of tax breaks in exchange for the restart of the factory and the upgrades the company made to it.
Many figures in the firearms industry are leaving their historic homes in the American Northeast and moving to the American Southeast. These moves are simple to understand, governments in these northeastern states are punishing these companies because of the industry that they work in. These companies are moving states as a matter of survival, and nothing more.