Data Highlight: COVID-19 and Michigan AutomotiveFebruary 25, 2021
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This automotive and mobility footprint in the 2021 State of the Region creates an accurate picture of the industry’s reach in the state and reinforces Michigan’s title as “the” automotive state.
The resiliency of the automotive industry through the COVID-19 pandemic is also shown through its sales and production numbers, which show a large decline during the shutdown, but an upward trend back to pre-COVID levels by the end of the year. The Case Study: Manufacturing Mobilizes the Arsenal of Health addresses this shutdown and depicts how the industry pivoted during this time when they were not producing vehicles to instead use their workforce and production facilities to produce critical personal protection equipment for health care workers. AAM, Ford, GM, Lear Corporation, Nexteer, and Magna are just a few companies that are highlighted in the case study; however, it was an effort by the industry as a whole. This effort represents the industry’s dedication to the community and its ability to innovate quickly and pivot to supply demands as needed.