North American International Auto Show

Snyder says car production a result of improving economy

Jan 15, 2014
chicagotribune.com

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says the state manufactured more than 2 million cars last year — a nation-leading number that's more than double the industry's dark days of 2009 and the highest level since 2005.   

The Republican governor told reporters Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show that the improving numbers reflect both a resurgent industry and improving state economy. He says auto suppliers are "reconsolidating" operations in Michigan and the automakers themselves are bringing production back from places such as Mexico.