After the Bailout: Future Prospects for the U.S. Auto Industry

CAR’s new industry outlook provides a detailed forecast for the U.S. motor vehicle and parts manufacturing industry, including forecasts on U.S. automotive sales, production and employment. The report discusses the growth prospects of the U.S. industry including the...

Repurposing Former Automotive Manufacturing Sites in the Midwest

The Midwest, as the traditional core of the U.S. automotive industry, has seen many auto plant closures over the years. The number of shuttered facilities in this region, specifically Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, vastly outpaces those in other parts of the country....

Driving Workforce Change: Regional Impact and Implications of Auto Industry Transformation to a Green Economy

Before the Great Recession, the auto industry in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio was in the throes of restructuring—applying new technologies and production efficiencies, reducing costs, and modifying product lines to equal or beat global competitors —accompanied by an extended period of downsizing. Overlaying the recession on the restructuring compounded the challenges the industry was already facing.

The Michigan Automotive Policy Survey

This report contains two sets of overall results. First, a human resources forecast is presented. Most of the results contained in this section either describe Michigan’s automotive labor economy or forecast expected changes in Michigan’s automotive labor market during 1998-1999.