Ford to Invest at least $400 Million in Claycomo Plant

9 years 4 months 1 week ago Tuesday, January 18 2011 Jan 18, 2011 Tuesday, January 18, 2011 11:46:44 AM CST January 18, 2011 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Today Ford announced a new vehicle production line at the Claycomo plant in Kansas City.  The new line will come once the production of the Ford Escape moves to Kentucky.  The Ford Motor Company will invest at least $400 million over the next two years in its Claycomo plant to upgrade the facility, accommodate production and retain at least 3,750 full-time employees.
 
The significant investment makes Ford eligible for state economic incentives under the Missouri Manufacturing Jobs Act.  Gov. Nixon called a special session last June to pass the act, which influenced Ford's decision to bring the new vehicle line to Claycomo.

The Missouri Manufacturing Jobs Act provides incentives for automotive manufacturers and suppliers that significantly invest in production and create or retain jobs in the state. 

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