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"Now we're talking about building one Detroit for all of us, and we are going to do that together."
- Mayor Mike Duggan
Why Flex N’ Gate?
Flex N’ Gate marked the beginning of a trend of major auto manufacturing coming back to Detroit. Flex-N-Gate voluntarily participated in the Community Benefits Ordinance before it was a requirement, and expressed their commitment to hiring Detroiters, especially those who live in the surrounding neighborhoods. Today they have more than 500 employees and 56% of them are Detroit residents. Flex-N-Gate's investment in Detroit also helped to set the stage for other major manufacturing investments, including the new 5,000-job FCA plant, GM's plans to make it's Poletown Plant a 100% electric vehicle plant, and WAYMO's decision to do final assembly of its fully autonomous vehicles here in Detroit. In the future, Flex N’ Gate is committed to expanding its operations in the city to remain on-pace with the growth of the auto companies, and providing more Detroiters with employment opportunities..