Corvette Named Kentucky's Official Sports Car

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Kentucky's governor has declared the Chevrolet Corvette the official state sports car. The GM plant in Bowling Green, Ky., is now the only place where Corvettes are manufactured. The plant almost went under last year but now workers are busy filling orders.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And our last word in business today is Kentucky pride.

Yesterday, Kentucky's governor declared the Chevy Corvette the official state sports car. The GM plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky is now the only place where Corvettes are manufactured, and that pride is mixed with relief. The plant almost went under last year. Now workers there are busy filling orders. They churn out about eight Corvettes each hour - not quite the 18 they used to make, and the factory workforce has been cut in half. Still, the factory is open, as are the many Kentucky companies that supply parts for those Corvette sports cars.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

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