UPDATED 6:52 AM PT — Thursday, March 21, 2019
President Trump is welcoming Ford Motor’s plans to expand production of cars and parts in Michigan.
In a tweet Wednesday, the president praised Ford over its plans to invest $900 million into manufacturing facilities in Flat Rock, Michigan.
Great news from @Ford! They are investing nearly $1 BILLION in Flat Rock, Michigan for auto production on top of a $1 BILLION investment last month in a facility outside of Chicago. Companies are pouring back into the United States – they want to be where the action is!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2019
According to President Trump, corporate investments are on the rise and companies are coming back to the U.S.
Ford’s plan is expected to create at least 900 new jobs. Local residents welcomed the news, saying it brings hope for a better life in their communities.
“I’m gonna send my daughter out there, I’m gonna send her up there for a job. 23 — let’s get her out going to a good place, right?” — Robin Deck, resident – Flat Rock, Michigan
President Trump reiterated that Ford wants to be where the action is after reports found lower taxes and a qualified workforce boost Michigan’s investment appeal.
Ford Motor Company said it will increase the production of electric and self-driving cars at its Flat Rock facility.