Support for the automotive industry is a critical step for Detroit and the region’s economic resurgence. Tom Lewand, group executive for jobs and economic growth for the city of Detroit, highlighted several of the city’s recent successes to bring jobs back to the city at the Summit. Check back later for video highlights of this session.
With the largest concentration of automotive suppliers, manufacturers and R&D within a 20 mile radius, Detroit is where automotive parts manufacturers and stakeholders must be to thrive in the industry. Andy Ridgway, president of IAV Automotive Inc., cited the company’s success story as an example of metro Detroit’s endless possibilities.