Saturday, February 06, 2016
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Wednesday, 12/19/2012

Ford to donate $10M to aid Detroit jobs


DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is donating $10 million to Detroit and several nonprofit groups to help bring job training, business development, and other services to the southwest part of the troubled city.

Officials said Tuesday that the money will fund a community center in the Mexicantown neighborhood that will offer training, a business incubator, and a food bank. Ford also will pay for a summer camp, jobs programs, and other community projects, they said.

Mark Fields, Ford’s chief operating officer, said Detroit’s health is important to the company, even though Ford is based in suburban Dearborn.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories