Geography of Auto Production — Will Detroit Continue to Be the Industry's Hub?

The Midwest Manufacturing Project examined the region's manufacturing activity through a series of studies and conferences bringing together world class researchers, policymakers and manufacturing practioners. This was the second conference in the series.


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11/03/03
7:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:15 AM
Welcome
Glenn Hansen, Senior Vice President, Detroit Branch and District Cash Operation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
8:15 AM
Opening Remarks
Michael Moskow, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
8:30 AM
Session 1: Location Trends and Issues
Thomas Klier, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Maureen Appel Molot, Professor, Carleton University
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Senior Economist, Ford Motor Company
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Session 2: Industry Structure
Speaker
Iain Carson, Industry Editor, The Economist
Panelist
Sean McAlinden, Director, Economics and Business Group, Center for Automotive Research
Panelist
Jim Rubenstein, Professor, Miami University
12:00 PM
Lunch
Speaker
David Cole, Chairman, Center for Automotive Research
1:30 PM
Session 3: Policy Discussion
Panelist
Jim Donaldson, Vice President, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Panelist
Robert Seguin, Acting Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Enterprise, Opportunity and Innovation
Panelist
Steve Crosby, President and Publisher, Small Times
Panelist
Dan Luria, Vice President and Acting Chief Financial Officer, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
Dan Fasenfest, Associate Professor, Wayne State University
James Jacobs, Director, Center for Workforce Development and Policy, Macomb Community College
3:30 PM
Adjourn

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Challenges to the U.S. Auto Industry 

by Thomas Klier

Chicago Fed Letter (Special Edition)

March 2004


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