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November 30, 2022: Michigan Auto Heritage Day
November 30, 2022
WHEREAS, the MotorCities National Heritage Area, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023, is the largest concentration of auto-related sites, attractions and events in the world bringing millions of visitors and dollars into the state’s economy each year; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan’s distinctive automotive heritage is preserved and promoted by the MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership, an affiliate of the National Park Service; and,
WHEREAS, MotorCities National Heritage Area tells the stories of how Michigan “put the world on wheels,” throughout a region of 10,000 square miles in 16 Michigan counties with a population of more than 6 million people; and,
WHEREAS, MotorCities National Heritage Area uses these stories to advance the state culturally and economically; and,
WHEREAS, the MotorCities National Heritage Area annually generates nearly $490 million in economic impact and supports $40 million in tax revenue; and generates over 5,300 jobs; and,
WHEREAS, the economic strength of our state is connected integrally to the vitality of the automobile industry, which employs millions of workers; and,
WHEREAS, on this date I encourage residents to join with me in commemorating a Michigan industry deeply woven into Michigan’s past, present and future;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim November 30, 2022, as Michigan Auto Heritage Day.