Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed two executive directives to help strengthen the state’s auto industry as of Feb. 25.
Executive Directive 2020-1 directs the creation of the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification and the designation of a chief mobility officer to head the office.
Executive Order 2020-2 creates the Michigan Council on Future Mobility and Electrification.
“In the state that put the world on wheels and that’s home to some of the most innovative, driven workers on the planet, we must continue to work to solidify Michigan as a global leader in mobility,” Whitmer said.
“That’s why we’re harnessing our resources in state government to ensure Michigan remains the go-to state to build, test, and deploy the cars of the future.
"I’m excited to work with leaders in the Office of Future Mobility to build on the progress we’ve seen in the last year and cement our status as a hub for innovation and opportunity in the automotive sector," she said.
Whitmer made the announcement of the directives during the 2020 MICHAuto Summit in Detroit.
The move has drawn praise from the auto industry.