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MICHauto and CAR Present: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Michigan’s Automotive Industry

Thursday, July 30 at Noon

Michigan’s automotive industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 global pandemic. While the industry’s restart is now in full motion, there has been great debate about Michigan’s efforts to jointly protect community health and the health of the economy.

MICHauto and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) are convening an hour-long, two-part discussion with industry and government leaders. The first discussion will provide insight on the industry’s response and restart as well as its economic outlook. The second discussion will review state’s policy response and its ongoing work to help the industry recover. Both discussions will be moderated by John McElory, host of “Autoline.”

Part One Panelists:
Kristen Balasia, Vice President and Managing Director, Automotive Advisory Services, IHS Markit
Doneen McDowell, Manufacturing Executive Director, GMNA, General Motors Co.
Eric Wilds, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Magna International
Moderator:
John McElroy, Host, “Autoline”

Part Two Panelists:
Kristin Dziczek, Vice President, Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
Josh Hundt, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC)
Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak)
Moderator:
John McElroy, Host, “Autoline”