Aug 4 (Reuters) - Over the past 40 years U.S. states have been vying for new auto plants, with 17 states granting $17 billion in tax breaks, job training funds, infrastructure development and other incentives to woo investment from domestic and foreign automakers.
Here is a list of the subsidies, provided by Good Jobs First, a Washington-based research group.
** Pennsylvania gave German automaker Volkswagen $100 million in incentives in 1976 to locate its first U.S. factory in Westmoreland County.
* Michigan, home to General Motors Co , Ford Motor Co and the U.S. unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ,
has granted $7.8 billion since 1984 to the so-called Detroit
Three, as well as to Mazda Motor Corp , when it was
still allied with Ford.
** Far and away the largest subsidy was the $2.3 billion in state and local incentives given to GM in 2009 for its Orion Township plant north of Detroit, which builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Sonic.
** Nevada has provided $1.6 billion in incentives since 2014 to two relatively young automakers: $1.3 billion to Tesla Inc for its battery factory outside Reno and $335 million to would-be manufacturer Faraday Future for a since-canceled plant north of Las Vegas.
** Mississippi and Tennessee have provided $1.6 billion and $1.3 billion, respectively, in subsidies to Toyota Motor Corp
, Nissan Motor Co and VW.
** Nissan has solicited $1.8 billion in subsidies from both Mississippi and Tennessee. Toyota has pulled $836 million from Mississippi, Texas and Kentucky, while Honda Motor Co won $389 million from Alabama and Indiana.
** Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co , which controls Kia Motors Corp , has received $645 million
in total from Alabama and Georgia.
** German automaker Mercedes-Benz, a unit of Daimler AG , received $457 million from Alabama and BMW $254 million from South Carolina.
(Reporting by Paul Lienert in Detroit; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)