DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Mayor Dave Bing joined the Detroit Auto Dealers Association for a tour of the North American International Auto Show.
He called it the single most important event to the city. "This is a tremendous support for the business people that are here for the administration." said Bing.
Detroit has suffered from falling population and tax revenue and the Mayor says the Auto Show demonstrates to the world that Detroit is on the comeback.
Mayor Bing admits that cuts in the city are not over. He says they need to eliminate more jobs in the future. "We are still going to have to make some moves because I think as we continue to drive efficiency into government, you won't have the same need for people. I'm hoping that a lot of that will come through attrition, people retiring, etcetera."
As Mayor Bing tours the Auto Show he says the best hope for new jobs in the city will come through the light rail project.
Mayor Bing said he was very excited about the 25,000 foot expansion crews will start working on as soon as the Auto Show finishes.
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Going to the Show
2013 Detroit Auto Show Dates
January 14-15: Media Preview
January 16-17: Industry Preview
January 18: Charity Preview Gala
January 19-27: Open To Public!
January 25: WXYZ Family Day
2013 Detroit Auto Show Hours
Wed, January 16: Noon - 9 p.m.
Thu, January 17: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri, January 18: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Black-tie)
Sat, January 19 - Sat, January 26: 9 a.m. -1 0 p.m.
(no admittance after 9 p.m.)
Sun, January 27: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
(no admittance after 6 p.m.)
The show takes place at Detroit's Cobo Center. For parking information and to purchase tickets in advance, visit the official NAIAS website.
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