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Editorial: Cleveland's auto industry – on the road to recovery

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Six years ago, the auto industry was on a road to disaster.  Bleeding cash and shedding jobs faster than you can say "auto bailout."

But just when we thought it was stuck in reverse, the auto business is back in gear, with revved-up sales fueled by pent- up demand and rising consumer confidence. And, nowhere is the auto industry rebound resonating more than right here in northeast Ohio.

Last week, Ford announced that it is moving the production of one of its most popular engines from Spain to the Cleveland Engine Plant in Brookpark….a plant that was shut down for two years back in 2007. Ford's move means 450 good-paying local jobs, with promises of more to come.

Yes, when it comes to making cars and trucks, Cleveland is back in the driver's seat.

Write and tell me what you think.  I'm Bill Applegate and here's the address.

Editorial Response

1717 E. 12th Street

Cleveland, OH 44114

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