Associated Industries of Missouri Congratulates Ford Motor Company on Investment and Jobs Announceme
Rep. Jerry Nolte, Sen. Luann Ridgeway and Tony Reinhart (Ford Motor Company)
Jefferson City, MO – Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) applauds the announcement today that as part of the next Ford-UAW contract, if ratified, Ford will invest $1.1 billion and create more than 1,600 additional jobs in the Kansas City area over the next four years.
“Today’s announcement is the result of a lot of hard work by many people,” said Ray McCarty, president of Associated Industries of Missouri and co-chairman of the Ford 2020 Task Force.
Associated Industries is especially grateful to the sponsors of the legislation, Representative Jerry Nolte (R-33, Gladstone) and Senator Luann Ridgeway (R-17, Smithville) and Governor Jay Nixon for calling a special session in 2010 to pass the Manufacturing Jobs Act. “The incentives that made this possible are the type of incentives that should make Missouri legislators and taxpayers proud. Today’s announcement shows that job retention and investment incentives not only help preserve our existing jobs, but help our Missouri companies expand their investments in capital and jobs in Missouri,” McCarty said.
The Manufacturing Jobs Act was passed in a special session of the Missouri Legislature and signed into law by Governor Nixon on July 15, 2010. The legislation benefits Missouri automakers and their suppliers by providing incentives to retain jobs and make investments in facilities in Missouri.