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VOL. 124 | NO. 118 | Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mich. Aggressively Wooing GM Small Car Production

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan wants to prove that General Motors Corp. can profitably build small cars in the United States.

Gov. Jennifer Granholm told reporters Wednesday that the state is "being as aggressive as we have ever been" to land the roughly 1,200 jobs that would come with producing small cars for the automaker.

GM is considering moving production of a new subcompact car from Asia to plants in Orion Township, Mich., Spring Hill, Tenn., or Janesville, Wis. The plants are scheduled to go on standby later this year or are already closed.

Granholm says Michigan is going to show that the car can be built "in a competitive fashion."

Michigan lawmakers expect GM will announce a decision by the end of June or early July.

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