Is Michelin planning to expand its Greenville, South Carolina site in the US? The greenvilleonline.com news site says local officials may offer the tyre maker incentives to do so. On 3 December it reported the existence of tax documents that show Michelin North America is seeking a property tax break from Greenville County Council in exchange for a possible expansion in the local area. But any growth plans depend upon any effect the upcoming reduction in the US budget deficit – the fiscal cliff, as it’s known in the US – may have on the economy.