After scouting locations in Texas and Puerto Rico, Dunmurry, Northern Ireland was chosen as the production site for the DeLorean DMC-12. One of the reasons for choosing this location was to create jobs in a dwindling economy. In a little over two years, DeLorean Motor Company built a state-of-the-art factory in an old peat bog in Dunmurry and began production. Although production was based in Ireland, the DMC-12 was primarily intended to be sold in the United States.