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Whitmer, biz and political leaders cheer Ford investment

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It was a moment of bipartisan triumphthat brought together Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Legislature’s Democratic and Republican leaders – who worked together earlier this year to adopt incentives worth hundreds of millions of dollars to attract manufacturing plants.

Whitmer said that helped pull the deal together.

“We’ve got to compete with the rest of the world to earn their investment here in Michigan and we won. This is a big win for Michigan.”

Ford’s commitment includes hiring 6,200 union workers and moving another 3,000 from part-time to full-time positions. Also, spending a billion dollars over five years to improve working conditions in its manufacturing facilities.

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Rick Pluta is the managing editor for the Michigan Public Radio Network.
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