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Project Hometown: Charging Ahead with Electrification–A Conversation About the Auto Industry

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

We are at the beginning of a dramatic shift in the auto industry, a transformation that will impact manufacturers, their workforce, and the Detroit region.

During this one-hour virtual conversation, we will discuss the following:

  • How transformative will these changes be?
  • What is driving this change?
  • What are the economic implications for Detroit?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities facing workers?

Project Hometown is a Chicago Fed initiative created to engage communities in the Federal Reserve’s Seventh District, comprising all of Iowa and most of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, as they confront the challenges and economic barriers caused by racism and the Covid-19 pandemic. By bringing together diverse perspectives, Project Hometown examines how our hometowns can recover from the pandemic, overcome longstanding inequities, grow stronger, and provide all people with the opportunity to thrive.


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