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FACTBOX-U.S. states woo automakers with $17 bln in subsidies since 1976

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)