The Motor City is Back With Big Plans
Detroit is in the middle of a turnaround. Despite just losing out on being the new home to the company Amazon’s second headquarters, Detroit is unveiling big plans to do big things in the automotive industry once again.
Mayor Mike Duggan, and billionaire owner of Flex-N-Gate Corp. Shahid Khan, revealed plans for the new largest automotive factory built since the 1990’s. This plant is suppose to cost around $160 million dollars, and is already about %60 done. The plant itself is a part of the realistic small scale approach to bring jobs back to Detroit, and this specific factory will bring between four hundred and five hundred jobs with it.
Ford Motor Co. played a part in convincing Shahid Khan to locate this factory in the city, although he didn’t need much convincing. The location for the plant was picked out by the city, whom will also help pay to train workers. Although no one knows the wages that the employees of this new monstrous facility will be making, Shahid has expressed support of the $20 per hour wage. This plant will feature mainly automated presses as well as other automated equipment.
Mike Duggan and Shahid Khan are bringing jobs back to the city, whilst trying to break the cycle of poverty for all. This is an innovative opportunity for Detroit, and will ensure that the city as well as all of its residents continue to move forward.