In order for any community to compete within this environment, they have to offer subsidies to industry. The Corn industry does it within their existing federal and state level political networks. The auto industry is leveraging a group of states that are willing to access public funds to attract the relocation of assembly plants. Other states do the same same thing with NG or Pharmaceuticals.
The scary question is..........what happens when your community has no more money for these subsidies?
BTW - when you eliminate the ethanol from gas........what are you going to use as an oxidizer to improve combustion performance?