LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, issued the following statement on Tuesday regarding the Michigan Strategic Fund’s approval of incentives for Ford Motor Company’s proposed expansion projects at its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne and the Dearborn Truck Plant:
“Since taking on my role as chairman of the Senate Committee on Economic and Small Business Development, my top priority has been to grow Michigan’s economy.
“I want to congratulate Ford on today’s announcement and the major investments they are making right here at home in Michigan. The investment is expected to result in 3,000 jobs and an almost $1.5 billion private investment between the two plants.
“Today’s announcement demonstrates that Good Jobs for Michigan is a successful program that is proven when it comes to creating jobs. It is transparent, it is accountable, and this kind of incentive will be the envy of other Midwest industrial states.
“As we approach the sunset on the program, I will resume my work to pass Senate Bill 492 to reinstate it next year. I look forward to continuing to work with Ford and other companies who are willing to call Michigan home and be a part of our tremendous comeback.”