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Old 10-07-2011, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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This is how you add to your economy by bringing in new jobs and new economic activity to an area (yes, I'm talking to you kansas). This investment by Ford and whatever the state of Missouri will chip in will also create a lot of spin-off jobs and economic activity. This will also increase demand for new housing in the Northland.

Way to go!

Ford?s billion-dollar boost brings Kansas City jobs, stability, strong draw - Kansas City Business Journal
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Or fill all the new and old houses sitting empty everywhere for sale.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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when are they hiring,I could use a job. did it say when they are hiring.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Fabulous news for the metro!
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: IN
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Good news, but given the tenuous situation of the automakers over the past several years we will see what happens. Given the fact that demand for many autos is now a bit more cyclical in nature for certain brands, and the fact that the average age of a vehicle on the road is the highest its ever been, we can't depend on commoditized mass production as an engine for growth until the other economic issues in the US improve.

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Old 10-07-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Actually Ford has done quite well and was the one company that didn't have to borrow a ton of cash from the federal govt to stay in business.

I think the new van that will be built in KC will do very well for them.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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I love owning a vehicle that was built right in my hometown by Ford.

Good news indeed. It was less than a year ago this city was sweating that Ford was going to shut down that plant completely when the Escape manufacturing was moved to a new hi-tech facility in Kentucky.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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This is great!!! We need to keep our jobs in here in Missouri. Now we need to by the trucks and cars that are made here in Missouri. Check out www.theweblueprint.com and it will tell you which ones are made here. And if you buy one that is made here call ford and let them know we buy products made in Missouri.
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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This is great!!! We need to keep our jobs in here in Missouri. Now we need to by the trucks and cars that are made here in Missouri. Check out www.theweblueprint.com and it will tell you which ones are made here. And if you buy one that is made here call ford and let them know we buy products made in Missouri.
Great job on having this information here,,,upon reading your site about a guide to products made in MO, I realize how talented people living here.
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