Following the passage of the semiconductor bill by Congress last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Michigan hopes to become a hub for microchip manufacturers that supply the auto industry.
Whitmer, in an interview Monday with Automotive News, said the state's "high concentration" of engineers and its automotive supply chain should make it an attractive option for chip manufacturers determining where to build factories in the U.S.
"This is an important opportunity for us to show the world that we can lead," the first-term Democratic governor said. "Michigan has a unique set of strengths."