(AP) - Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm predicts the next generation ofelectric cars and the batteries that power them will create 62,000jobs in the state over the next decade.
She spoke Wednesday, a day before President Barack Obama isscheduled to visit a groundbreaking for a battery plant in Hollandnear Grand Rapids.
Granholm says the predicted new jobs demonstrate the need forfederal and state investment in private industry. She says thepartnership with federal government is the key to manufacturing inAmerica.
The Alliance for American Manufacturing says the UnitedStates has lost more than 5 million manufacturing jobs since 2000,with states from the Midwest hit particularly hard.
Obama has set a goal of putting 1 million plug-in hybridvehicles on U.S. roads by 2015.
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