STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
Here's Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton.
TRACY SAMILTON: Ford's Mark Fields says, simply: It's a good day.
MARK FIELDS: This is good news for Ford. It's great news for the state of Michigan, obviously, given the last number of years. And our plan has always been pretty simple, our One Ford plan, which is, you know, profitable growth for all.
SAMILTON: Sean McAlinden is an analyst with the Center for Automotive Research. He says he wouldn't be surprised to see more Ford jobs in Michigan on the horizon, and he says that's because it makes good business sense to focus employment in one region.
SEAN MCALINDEN: So this is more solid growth than boom or bust in the past, because it's based on just efficiency. This is the best kind of jobs to have: jobs that are for sure.
SAMILTON: For NPR News, I'm Tracy Samilton in Ann Arbor.
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