How Michigan is driving mobility

The U.S. auto industry employs 1.7 million people, produces nearly 8 million spinoff jobs and contributes about 3.5 percent to the gross domestic product yearly.

It’s no wonder, then, the United States economy relies heavily on automakers and that economists consistently call for the development of new industries — just in case.

“For many years, we said we need to diversify away from the auto industry,” said Glenn Stevens, executive director of MICHauto and vice president of Automotive and Mobility Initiatives at the Detroit Regional Chamber. “I would argue that the greatest platform for diversification is the auto industry.”


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