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The GM plant closure is not expected to stop Detroit's rebound

Dec. DETROIT – General Motors planned shutdown of the Detroit-Hamtramck factory would leave a single car assembly plant in the city known to "put America on wheels" but the closure of the Detroit-Hamtramck and job losses are not expected to show Detroit's comeback since 2014's bankruptcy resignation.Experts say that a more technically driven and medical industry economics moves Detroit further from an addiction to manufacturing and that GM's cuts in terms of cost savings and investments in automobile and electric vehicles will not hurt as much as previous mass redundancies and facilities closures. Detroit was once home for a dozen massive collections. A Fiat-Chrysler facility on the east side would be the last if GM closed its Detroit-Hamtramck facility. About 1500 people work at the GM plant while the Fiat-Chrysler Jefferson Avenue facility employs approximately 5000. Fiat-Chrysler plans to resume a former motorway on the eastern side of the city to make the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs with three rows of seats starting with the 2021 model year. "Manufacturing is now a technology industry – you do not have to hire so many people to do so much stuff," says Ned Staebler, President and CEO of the Small Business Incubator TechTown Detroit. "It's not just General Motors. All major OEM manufacturers (original equipment manufacturers), the big manufacturer are going through similar processes. It's a trend that will continue." GM wants to close four plants in the US and one in Canada. Almost all of the 8,000 officials who GM expect…

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