Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Michael Shore, MEDC
MEDC’s Epolito Joins Governor for Meetings With Auto Suppliers, Alternative Energy Executives
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today met with major OEM and automotive supplier executives as part of the four-day Society for Automotive Engineers World Congress conference in Detroit. The governor was joined by Michigan Economic Development Corporation President and CEO James C. Epolito and, together, they made the case for companies to make new investments in Michigan that will lead to jobs for workers in the state.
During a tour of the show floor today, Granholm and Epolito spoke with top corporate officials of AVL, DaimlerChrysler, FEV, Ford, General Motors, IAV, Toyota, Swedish-based industrial polymer conglomerate Trelleborg and others including TACOM-TARDEC.
Michigan is working aggressively to attract alternative energy development in the state through the $2 billion 21st Century Jobs Fund, an aggressive business marketing campaign, and by offering new incentives to encourage Michigan companies to develop and produce technologies that will lead to the next generation of cleaner and more fuel-efficient vehicles.
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 Web site atwww.michigan.org.
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