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Tuesday, Ohio Governor John Kasich met with auto industry executives at Cobo Center in Detroit.  The goal was to further the relationship between the industry leaders and the state of Ohio to find innovative ways to help companies succeed.

"We think we have a very good environment for companies to do more," Governor Kasich said.  "Chrysler is doing to do more in terms of their Toledo operation and Honda is doing a lot more."

Honda already makes the popular Accord in Ohio.  Kasich says the company is now working to find a location in the state to begin production of the Acura NSX Supercar.

In the meantime, Jeep is in the process of unveiling a brand new SUV to replace the Liberty.  There is very little information being released about the new model.  The company said it will be built in Toledo much like the Jeep Wrangler.  The Governor says he has confidence the Toledo workforce will rise to the occasion.

"We have ready-trained, quality workforce that can handle the demand of producing these vehicles, its fantastic," Kasich said.

On top of all that he says his administration is still working to bring more automotive investments to the Buckeye state.

"We would like to have more suppliers and more vehicles built here."

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