Not sure if I understand my home state’s strategy here, as the governor says:
“The company’s investment in Highland Park will bring good-paying jobs to the community and strengthen Michigan’s position as the global leader in automotive research and development,” she said in a statement Tuesday.
Visteon will invest $35 million to build the facility and plans to hire 175 workers at a starting wage of about $9 an hour — an amount that is expected to climb to $11 an hour by 2010.
Will cheap labor save Visteon??
A commentator points out the “just in time” advantages of being near customers (not a bad concept), but:
He expects the company decided to build it in the United States because of complex customer requirements for just-in-time sourcing. Otherwise, labor costs would be too high to warrant Visteon’s investment in Michigan.
$9 to $11 an hour is “too high?” Geez oh pete.
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