Sunday, June 28, 2009

Creative tax plan key to triumph at GM's Orion Township plant

Setting up a war room in Lansing. Monitoring Tennessee newspapers for clues. Joking about arm wrestling with the governor of Wisconsin in front of President Barack Obama.
These are just some of the elements that went into the nearly monthlong battle led by Gov. Jennifer Granholm to save General Motors Corp.'s Orion Township assembly plant, preserving 1,200 jobs.
While Michigan did have advantages, such as a large pool of parts suppliers, GM's home state wasn't given any special treatment over Tennessee and Wisconsin, which also were vying to build new small cars. The competition boiled down to 12 key business factors....More

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