Sounds to me like Louisiana likes to kick you when you're down! If Louisiana wants to consider Elio a manufacturer before they even make one car in the state, then what did Michigan do when Elio built their prototypes there? Is Elio a licensed manufacturer in Michigan? So Elio got $2.5 mil in financing a while back. Why haven't we heard anything about what they're doing with the money? I would have thought that at least they would use part of it to build those test vehicles. A few weeks ago Paul said they would start production in 70 weeks. If they haven't even built and tested those 25 cars how can they proceed to production? The Trump administration constantly harps about wanting to bring manufacturing and jobs back to America, and yet Elio can't get any help from the government. If I were in charge at Elio I would take an operating prototype to Washington and have someone drive it around all day.... every day. They would stop for a while every hour or so at some busy location with lots of people and have a question and answer session. Seems to me this would get some attention, possibly from those in power. Who knows, maybe one of the major tv networks news might do a feature on it. For sure it couldn't hurt.