Michigan gets the opportunity to build GM’s new compact cars.
Wired PR News – Michigan’s economy is expected to get a boost after a car plant in the state was chosen as the building site for a new General Motors Corp. subcompact car. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the state beat out two others to build the company’s next generation subcompact automobile.
As noted by the AP, the decision will reportedly allow 1,200 jobs to be maintained in Orion Township, which is a town north of Detroit. Michigan’s economy has suffered with issues such as high unemployment and housing foreclosures; however, the news of the small car company is regarded as a move that will help to significantly improve the economic circumstances for the state.
Liz Boyd, spokeswoman for Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, is quoted by the AP as stating of the state’s win, “Clearly we have been creative in fighting for the small car plant… We have a history of going after manufacturing projects and supporting the American automobile industry with incentives.”
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