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Granholm Pitches Michigan at 2006 North American International Auto Show

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Michael Shore, MEDC
(517) 335-4590

Meets with Company Leaders to Generate New Opportunities for State

This week, Governor Jennifer M. Granholm continued her efforts to promote business investment in Michigan as she met with key international and domestic automaker and supplier officials during the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit to encourage them to invest, expand and locate new facilities in Michigan.

Meetings with company executives included:

  • Steven Hamp, Vice President and Chief of Staff; and Anne Stevens, Executive Vice President and CEO, the Americas, Ford Motor Company.
  • Paul Wilber, President and CEO, ASC, Incorporated; and,

Yesterday, Granholm spoke at a technology symposium where she said Michigan is the global center of automotive research and innovation. As the industry innovates, she said, it will produce "new and exciting products" and said that she wants those products to be made in Michigan. The Governor noted that while she is fighting to keep the jobs the state has, she is also working to grow new industries in Michigan. She continued her call for the federal government to be a partner in keeping manufacturing in this country.

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