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Detroit Mayor Mike Douggan speaks at new Stellantis auto plant

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Speaking at the new Stellantis auto plant on Detroit's eastside, Mayor Mike Duggan credited the area's automakers for job creation during his annual State of the City address.

“The Michigan central train station being rebuilt by Ford Motor Company 5000 new employees going into that campus, GM reversed their decision are now building the most advanced plant in the world and what longtime Detroit is called the pulutan plant which is now known as factory zero.”

Citing new Census numbers, Duggan says the city’s poverty rate has dropped from 40-percent to 30-percent – which means Detroit is no longer the poorest city in country.

Duggan also announced his ‘People Plan’ - which focuses on community health, high school completion, skilled trades and anti-gang initiatives. Duggan is up for re-election this year.