Ford Motor Co. to Invest $2B in Three Assembly Plants in Michigan

by Kristin Harlow

FLAT ROCK, ROMEO AND WAYNE, MICH. — The Michigan Strategic Fund board has approved performance-based grants and State Essential Services Assessment Exemptions to support Ford Motor Co.’s investment of approximately $2 billion in the automaker’s Flat Rock, Wayne and Romeo assembly plants. As part of the agreement, Ford will create approximately 700 new jobs at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant and approximately 100 new jobs at the Romeo Engine Plant.

Ford plans to invest approximately $1 billion at its Flat Rock plant to build a data center and transform the plant into a manufacturing innovation center capable of producing electrified and autonomous vehicles, in addition to the Ford Mustang and Lincoln Continental. Ford expects to begin producing the first of these vehicles in 2020, including an all-new fully electric small SUV engineered to deliver an estimated range of at least 300 miles and its first fully autonomous hybrid vehicle for commercial application. The company will invest $1 billion in its Romeo and Wayne facilities, primarily to support Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco production.

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