Dear Mr. Trump, please don’t undersell Michigan’s economic turnaround

Recently, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump made headlines in Michigan by claiming that the state’s “manufacturing sector is a disaster,” and predicting that a great deal of the automobile manufacturing industry would relocate to Mexico “very, very soon.”Mr. Trump’s characterization of the Wolverine state and its manufacturing sector are incorrect. The reality is Michigan has enjoyed a remarkable economic turnaround in recent years, one that has been driven largely by strong growth in its manufacturing sector. Between 2011 and 2014, manufacturing employment in Michigan grew at an average annual rate of 6.1 per cent.It’s important to correct Mr. Trump on

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