Economic downshift

Kosdrosky, Terry
November 2004
Crain's Detroit Business;11/29/2004, Vol. 20 Issue 48, p1
This article reports that businessman Donald George's Round Haus Pizza and Party Shoppe is across from Visteon Corp.'s plant in Ypsilanti. About half of his customers work for the giant automobile supplier and a good chunk of his business depends on how much overtime they get and how many people are working. He's noticed a change for the worse lately. George is on the front lines of a regional economic downturn that economists, retailers and auto suppliers say stems from a root cause — an ongoing loss of market share by Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and the Chrysler Group. INSET: NEW-MODEL ARMY?.


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