I think the headline here should really read “Young don’t see promise of auto industry in Michigan.” I read very different articles about how people are flocking to the plants in the south, how people are moving to places like Mississippi for auto jobs.
The difference? Big 3 (“don’t see promise”) vs. Toyota/Nissan/Hyundai (lots of promise, apparently). If the Big 3 could get more competitive, this wouldn’t be such an issue.
A Toyota plant in Michigan (it’s possible, read here) would be the best thing to happen to my home state.
For the record, I’m part of the census count mentioned in the article, single (at the time) 20-somethings leaving the state (and the auto industry) for greener pastures.
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