Nixon begins second term with auto-industry execs in Detroit

Jan 16, 2013

Gov. Jay Nixon plans to be one of about 770,000 people taking in the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this weekend. The AP reports Nixon's interest is in protecting state factories.
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is scheduled to talk with representatives of General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. this week while also attending the North American International Auto Show.

The governor is starting his second term in office by traveling to Detroit to meet with the automobile manufacturers. The trip marks the fourth time Nixon has visited Detroit to meet with auto industry executives since he took office in January 2009.

In his inaugural address Monday, Nixon promoted the plan of working with the auto industry during his first term to prevent factory closings in Missouri.

The international auto show is in its 25th year and opens to the public this Saturday. Last year, the public portion drew 770,000 visitors and introduced 42 new vehicle models from around the world.