Michigan center of auto industry

Published 3:02 pm Saturday, January 14, 2006

By Staff
LANSING - In her weekly radio address, Governor Jennifer M. Granholm said Friday that while automakers are exhibiting their latest designs at the 2006 North American International Auto Show, Michigan is showcasing its dedication to remain at the center of the auto industry and remain a manufacturing powerhouse for decades to come.
The Granholm administration is working to implement a comprehensive plan that will move Michigan's economy forward by investing in emerging high-tech industries and maintaining the state's manufacturing edge.
The plan includes:
signing targeted tax cuts into law that will help employers like Delphi and Visteon keep jobs in Michigan;
establishing the $2 billion 21st Century Jobs Fund to maintain Michigan's position as the automotive capital of the world by investing in alternative energy and advanced manufacturing businesses; and
using the 21st Century Jobs Fund to also build on the current strengths in the auto industry, such as the micro-technology used to develop vehicle airbags.
The Governor's weekly radio address is released each Friday at 10 a.m. and may be heard on broadcast stations across the state through an affiliation with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.