By Dan Firnbach
While many General Motors employees may be losing their jobs, Ford Motor Company says they are creating thousands of jobs here in Michigan.
The state signed off on tax breaks and other incentives that would create 2,500 jobs at Ford.
Five-hundred will be at a factory in suburban Detroit that produces SUV and truck transmissions.
It’s all part of the automaker’s plan to renovate Detroit’s train depot and redevelop nearby properties for researching and developing self-driving vehicles.
The state says Ford does not have to pay more than $200 million in property taxes over 30 years for moving into the abandoned site.