May 31, 2017

Michigan says, Duh, Michigan is Best for F-35 Jets.

The Detroit News reports a study done (in Michigan, of course) finds that Michigan is the best site for the F-35s:

Metro Detroit already has nearly six times as many jobs as the four other regions under consideration by the Air Force, and the region fulfills 73 percent of its defense-sector contracts through local sources, according to the report.
“We are the defense capital,” Hackel said at a press event, where he was joined by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Selfridge Air National Guard Base Commander John Slocum.
“If you look at not only the industry, the talented workforce and the veterans we have available, no other competing site can even come close to what we have from an economic perspective.”

                                                                                                  Detroit News story.

Montgomery's Air National Guard is also pitching to become home to the jets, and I suspect they would disagree.


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