Skip to comments.Granholm Puts Best Spin on VW Move
Posted on 09/06/2007 4:24:10 PM PDT by Westlander
LANSING Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today issued the following statement on Volkswagens presence in Michigan:
We are grateful that so many Volkswagen jobs are staying in Michigan. By choosing to continue their automotive and technology related functions here they will be retaining 600 of their employees in Michigan. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Volkswagen in the years to come.
Granholm met with Stefan Jacoby, incoming President and CEO of Volkswagen of America last evening. In conversations and a formal letter to the Governor, Jacoby said Michigan is and will remain an important global center for the industry and Volkswagen.
The strength of Michigan as a business center, and the support it provides to businesses operating there, are key reasons we decided to maintain important function in the State, Jacoby wrote. We will hope to increase our activity in Michigan in the future.
According to Jacoby, the company will have 600 employees and contractors in Michigan. They are establishing a new U.S. headquarters in Northern Virginia with approximately 400 employees. The operations and people remaining in Michigan include key financial and technical functions, which represent excellent jobs for the community from an economic perspective.
Jacoby acknowledged the Governor, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and Oakland County for a steady dialogue with his office on the companys business needs and for urging it to consider expansions in Michigan.
You have made clear that Michigan is ready to put forward competitive economic proposals that could facilitate such investments, Jacoby wrote.
[pointing] “Jenny, that’s the State line. You can’t tax them as much anymore. Lord knows I’ve tried, but it doesn’t seem to work.”
Funny... is she going to announce that the chocolate ration is being increased as well?
Not surprising. This has been coming for a long time. The auto industry is relocating and it ain’t elsewhere in MI....
“Jenny, let’s you and I go behind that curtain and I’ll give you a look at Air Force One.”
This would be a great pic to caption....
Mine would be, There, that is another one of those HSU bundlers. Have you some detail that can get them over to Windsor????
Born in Canada.
Raised in California.
Educated in Massachusetts.
Jenny Jenny who can I turn to
You give me something I can hold on to
I know you’ll think I’m like the others before
Who saw your name and number on the wall
Jenny I’ve got your number
A Japanese doctor says, “Medicine in my country is so advanced that we can take a kidney out of one man, put it in another, and have him out looking for work in six weeks.” A German doctor says, “That is nothing. We can take a lung out of one person, put it in another, and have him out looking for work in four weeks.” A British doctor says, “In my country medicine is so advanced that we can take half a heart out of one person, put it in another, and have both of them out looking for work in two weeks.” The Canadian doctor, not to be outdone, interjected, “You guys are way behind. We took a woman with no brains, sent her to Michigan where she became Governor, and now half the state is out looking for work.”
Michigan was one of the states Hillary won’t have to campaign in huh? Wanna bet Bill would have liked to have spent more time there with the gov? Just that photo brings up those kinds of thoughts with Billy Jeff!
Ain’t that the truth!!!!
will that last one of out the state please turn the lights out?
Exactly. Hillary won’t have to spend one minute or one dime in Michigan now. Michigan is now hopelessly a BLUE state, with Ohio about to join it.
From what I’ve read it’s more like Air Force One Half.
“No, that bathroom over there, in ten minutes. I hope the sink works.”
Jenny can keep the blue collar (low pay jobs) and VA will get the white collar (high pay) jobs.
Im 43 and she is the worst govenor that I can remember having. Blanchard was just about as bad, but she takes the cake. Nothing good has happened here expansion wise since she took office. She does however hold promise to many felons who might be released early if she gets their sentances changed to hi misdemeanors. Useless.
Done Deal: Volkswagen Moves from Detroit to Virginia
Edmunds AutoObserver | September 06, 2007 | Michelle Krebs
Posted on 09/06/2007 4:53:23 PM EDT by holymoly
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