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Statement of Governor Engler Welcoming GM Engine Plant to Flint

Tuesday, April 07, 1998

John Truscott
(517) 335-6397

Governor John Engler today issued the following statement welcoming General Motors selection of property in Flint for a new engine plant, pending approval of economic incentives from the City of Flint and the State of Michigan. The project is expected to generate approximately 700 jobs in the next two years. "This is a great project for the City of Flint, and it shows that General Motors still has faith in their relationship with the city and with the state," said Engler. "I've worked very hard to keep and attract jobs to Flint, and an investment of this size is fabulous. Working with Mayor Stanley and the folks from GM, we were able to attract a very, very large investment to town. It was a good, cooperative effort, and it made this a great day for Flint and its future." On behalf of the Governor, Doug Rothwell, CEO and Department Director of the Michigan Jobs Commission, attended a press conference in Flint this morning with Mayor Woodrow Stanley. "Flint has a supply of skilled workers that makes it the envy of cities across the nation," Rothwell said. "I'm glad that GM has chosen Flint and Flint's workforce. It's a good decision for everyone. Cities and states need to fight for projects this big, and by working together, everybody won today."