Center for Automotive Research to Release Study on Job Creation, Economic Impact of New International Trade Crossing

Representatives of the statewide coalition in support of the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) will gather across the state this Thursday as the Center for Automotive Research releases a study outlining the job creation and economic impact of building the new bridge. The study, “Analysis of the Economic Contribution of Constructing the New International Trade Crossing: A New Bridge Linking Detroit and Windsor,” which will be available for the first time, highlights the opportunities that will be generated from both the construction and operation of the NITC.

DETROIT

Who: International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 324, General Vice President and Business Manager John Hamilton; Center for Automotive Research Director of Sustainability and Economic Development Strategies and Associate Research Director Kim Hill; Ford North America Manager of Supply Chain Management, Material Planning and Logistics Bill Storves; and Detroit Regional Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs Brad Williams.

When: 9:30 a.m.

Where: Detroit Regional Chamber, One Woodward Ave., Suite 1900, Detroit, MI

LANSING

Who: Michigan Manufacturers Association Vice President of Government Affairs Mike Johnston; Center for Automotive Research Director of Sustainability and Economic Development Strategies and Associate Research Director Kim Hill; and Ford North America Manager of Supply Chain Management, Material Planning and Logistics Bill Storves. International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 324, General Vice President and Business Manager John Hamilton.

When: 12:30 p.m.

Where: Michigan Manufacturers Association, 620 S. Capitol, Ave., Lansing, MI

GRAND RAPIDS

Who: Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rick Baker; International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 324, General Vice President and Business Manager John Hamilton; and Center for Automotive Research Director of Sustainability and Economic Development Strategies and Associate Research Director Kim Hill.

When: 2:30 p.m.

Where: Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, 111 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI