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Granholm: Hyundai-Kia Tech Center to Expand

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Michael Shore
(517) 335-4590

Company to Invest $94 Million, Create 1,014 New Jobs in Superior Township

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm announced today that Hyundai will invest $94 million to expand its newly opened, state-of-the-art technical center in Superior Township near Ann Arbor. The expansion will create 1,014 new jobs, including 600 directly by the company. Assistance offered through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation helped convince the company to expand in Michigan over Alabama.

The MEDC approved a Single Business Tax credit valued at more than $32.6 million over 20 years to win the company's business. Superior Township has proposed a tax abatement valued at $12.1 million over 12 years to support the project.

A University of Michigan economic analysis estimates that increased economic activity from the expansion alone will generate an additional 414 indirect Michigan jobs, in addition to the 600 created directly by the company. The project is expected to generate more than $1.7 billion in personal income for Michigan workers over the life of the tax credit.

Michigan is home to more automotive-related R&D activity than the other 49 states, Canada and Mexico combined, and has 215 of the world's vehicle-related R&D centers. The Granholm administration and MEDC are aggressively pursuing an automotive strategy to attract more new automotive manufacturing and R&D investments to the state.

In her 2005 State of the State address, Granholm emphasized the importance of making Michigan a global economic powerhouse in the 21st century. Since January 2005, the Governor and the MEDC have announced the creation or retention of more than 65,000 jobs as a result of targeted assistance provided by the MEDC.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life. For more information on the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's initiatives and programs, visit the Web site at www.michigan.org.

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