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Auto Jobs task force finalizing recommendations

(UPI photo/Bill Greenblatt)

By Marshall Griffin, KWMU

Jefferson City, MO – The task force appointed by Governor Jay Nixon to examine Missouri's auto industry is finalizing its list of recommendations.

The state's auto manufacturing industry has been hit hard with the closing of the Chrysler plant in Fenton.

Task Force Chairman Christopher Chung won't reveal any specific recommendations yet, but does describe what they'll address.

"Obviously, workforce and education, approaching this from a consumer perspective as well, how do we stimulate demand for some of these products, especially if they're made here in Missouri...what do we do to really compete for some of these major investments from new companies coming in or reinvestments from existing companies?" Chung said.

The full list of recommendations is scheduled to be given to Governor Nixon sometime next month.