Gov. Jay Nixon, who is in Detroit to meet with leaders from General Motors, Ford and other automotive manufacturers and suppliers during the annual North American International Auto Show, today released the following statement on the December 2012 state jobs report showing Missouri employers added 10,200 jobs last month, led by strong gains in manufacturing.
"With dramatic expansions underway at Ford, General Motors and auto suppliers across our state, this strong jobs report is another one of many positive signs that Missouri's economy continues to move in the right direction," Gov. Nixon said. "After previewing the next-generation of American-made vehicles to be built by workers in the Show-Me State, it's clear that our message to auto industry leaders has been delivered: our balanced budgets, trained workforce and pro-growth policies make Missouri one of the best places in the nation to invest and create jobs. I am committed to building on this solid record of growth and ensuring Missouri's auto industry continues to prosper and create jobs for years to come."