Kentucky governor thinks chances slim for Harley plant

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has expressed doubt that his state will land a Harley-Davidson manufacturing plant.

The governor released a statement Thursday saying the potential for pulling off a deal with the company is "significantly
diminished."

The company has been looking at a site in the Kentucky city of Shelbyville for a motorcycle plant
that employs 2,500 people.

The governor has put lawmakers on notice that he might call them into special session
in December to consider an incentive package for the company, which also had been looking at keeping the current plant in
York, Pa.

Earlier this year, the company eliminated Shelby County in Indiana from contention for the plant as well as
sites in Kansas City, Mo., and in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Beshear said Kentucky recruiters would continue to court
the company until a final decision is made.

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