Nixon speaking at Michigan automotive conference

Aug 6, 2013

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is a featured speaker at an automotive conference this week in Michigan. He is to speak Thursday at a seminar hosted by the Center for Automotive Research. His presentation is part of an automotive strategy session that also includes speakers from General Motors Co. and Audi of America.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is the only other governor listed as a speaker for the four-day event that began Monday.

Nixon has touted his efforts to sustain the automobile manufacturing industry in Missouri. Among other things, he enacted a law during a 2010 special legislative session that authorized incentives for the automotive industry. It has been used by both Ford Motor Co. and General Motors.