Your Commitment Creates Jobs!
We hope you had a happy and relaxing Labor Day weekend. In addition to the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day provides a chance to recognize the American worker.
Between the barbecues, ball games, and beaches, sometimes Labor Day’s significance takes a back seat, though. Our country was founded on hard work and our labor force played a key role in shaping the middle class and the American Dream. That’s something worth celebrating!
The American worker also is one of the main reasons Paul Elio founded Elio Motors in the first place. Back in 2008, Paul was growing tired of negative news on television each night. Unemployment was up, gas prices were up, wealth was pouring out of our country, and our manufacturing strength was eroding.
Paul decided to do something. He formed Elio Motors not just to provide low-cost, highly fuel-efficient vehicles, but also to create sustainable American manufacturing jobs.
Your support of Elio Motors will enable job creation in a very direct and meaningful way. This project would never have gotten off the ground if it weren’t for the tremendous interest from people like you. We have more than 45,000 reservations – evidence that the market will support, and desires, a low-cost, highly fuel-efficient American made vehicle.
As I’m sure you’ve heard us say before, we will create upwards of 1,500 direct jobs at our manufacturing facility in Shreveport and an additional 1,500 from the supply base, Elio Motors corporate, as well as sales and service once full production is underway. Plus, approximately 18,000 indirect jobs nationwide will be created or sustained.These jobs will make a difference in thousands of lives and strengthen communities across the country. Without you, our future Elio owner, this just wouldn’t be possible.
Elio in the Elio Motors Shreveport, LA manufacturing facility.
Today, there are far too many skilled workers sitting idle while we continue to import far too many manufactured goods. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the United States has been running consistent trade deficits since 1976. In fact in the Census Bureau reported recently that the goods and services deficit was $41.9 billion in July.
We need this project to succeed so we can put more people back to work. As Paul Elio said in a recent interview with popular investment website, Motley Fool, “The point is to create good paying, American jobs.”
So, as you reflect on the past weekend, give yourself a pat on the back. Your commitment to Elio Motors is going to make a meaningful difference in American manufacturing. Like we said, that’s something worth celebrating. Thanks again for your support.