Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder highlighted a $15 million expansion of Hyundai’s Superior Township technical center as evidence of a sound job creation strategy in the state. The addition of an advanced hot/cold temperature testing facility at the Hyundai center near Ann Arbor will create 50 high tech R&D jobs over the next three years.
Michigan taxpayers will be kicking in $2.5 million in incentives to help fund the project.
Speaking at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) conference in Cobo during NAIAS, Snyder noted that in 2011 MEDC was on the ground floor of Cobo but on the main show floor this year. “That’s a good analogy for Michigan,” he said. “The automotive capital of the world is Detroit and we are proud of it.”
Addressing a group of 200 engineering students from various Detroit area colleges in the audience Snyder encouraged them to help revive Detroit and be “in on the ground floor.”
“Would you rather be another yuppie in Chicago or really make a difference in Detroit?,” he asked.
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