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Granholm Promotes Michigan's R&D and Alternative Energy Innovation at Auto Show

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Michael Shore, MEDC
(517) 335-4590

NAIAS provdes forum to meet with global auto leaders


During the 90-minute tour, Granholm and Epolito met with top corporate officials of DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota, and China-based Changfeng Motors.

The Governor noted that Michigan is home to the greatest concentration of automotive talent in the world, with more than 65,000 professionals employed in more than 275 R&D facilities that invest over $10 billion annually.

Michigan is the perfect place for growth.

It features 12 companies that have already chosen to locate and grow in Michigan.

The 12 featured company success stories highlighted in the display include:

  • Adaptive Materials of Ann Arbor
  • American Electric Vehicle Co., Ferndale
  • Cobasys, Orion
  • EnTire Solutions, Farmington Hills
  • FANUC Robotics, Rochester Hills
  • Gentex, Zeeland
  • Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance, Dundee
  • Global Hybrid Development Team in Troy
  • Karmann USA, Plymouth
  • NextEnergy, Detroit
  • Noble Polymers, Grand Rapids
  • Tellurex, Traverse City

For further information on the North American International Auto Show, go to www.michigan.org/autoshow

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 MEDC initiatives and programs, visit the Website at www.michigan.org.

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