COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich called his meetings with the Detroit Three automakers this week “very sobering” and “in some ways very disturbing,” with two of the three blunt in their assessment of Ohio’s business climate.
“I heard words like ‘not competitive,’” Kasich said today. “I heard words like ‘not cooperative.’ I heard words like ‘created a bad attitude and a bad impression.’”
He added, “We are not viewed in that community as the most forward-looking state.”
Kasich and a delegation that included Ohio State University President Gordon Gee attended the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Wednesday and met with representatives of General Motors, Chrysler and Ford.
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