Keith MacDonald writes: "An all-new American car company, backed by Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens and headed-up by former Mazda designer Tom Matano plans to build environmentally friendly vehicles in Louisiana. According to their press release, V-Vehicle Company, or VVC, which is headquartered in San Diego, will begin assembling new cars in Monroe, LA. The project is slated to create over 1,400 direct jobs at an average annual salary of nearly $40,000, plus benefits, as well as a capital investment of at least $248 million."
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