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Ontario and Michigan partners in auto industry

Staff Writer |
The Province of Ontario and the State of Michigan are working together to drive growth and increase the competitiveness of the Great Lakes auto industry.

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder were in Traverse City, Michigan, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will promote auto industry innovation and regional competitiveness.

Ontario and Michigan are two of the leading automotive jurisdictions in North America, together accounting for more than 26 percent of vehicle production in the region.

North America's auto industry is comprised of regional clusters in the Great Lakes, southeastern U.S. and Mexico. Ontario and Michigan benefit from a shared and integrated supply chain, with parts and completed vehicles moving back and forth across the border.

The new MOU between Ontario and Michigan will create a working group to explore opportunities for increased collaboration that enhance the competitiveness of both jurisdictions.

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