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Conference examines new role of government in U.S. auto industry

November 4, 2009

UMTRI's Automotive Analysis Division continues its Focus on the Future conference series on Wednesday, November 18, with a look at the new role of government in the U.S. automotive industry.

With the exception of World War II, the interdependence between the auto industry and government has never been more profound. Dramatic changes have taken place in the relationship between the two entities in the wake of high-profile company bankruptcies and plummeting auto sales.

The U.S. government is now part owner of two of the largest U.S. auto companies and has plans to move the country--and the industry--toward a more sustainable future.

This one-day conference offers the opportunity to hear from both auto industry and government representatives as they examine changes in the traditional role of government and analyze what these changes mean for the industry.

The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the U-M Michigan League, Hussey Room (second floor).

For conference information and registration, visit the Automotive Analysis Division website.