DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Big 3 automakers issued statements Thursday afternoon addressing Detroit's bankruptcy filing.
In separate statements, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler talked about their commitments to the region.
GM has assessed the potential implications of Detroit's bankruptcy and we do not anticipate any impact to our daily operations or business outlook. Our first thoughts, however, are with our neighbors throughout the city. GM is proud to call Detroit home and today's bankruptcy declaration is a day that we and others hoped would not come. We believe, however, that today also can mark a clean start for the city. We hope that all parties recognize the sacrifices to follow can help rebuild a stronger Detroit with a level of services and quality of life its citizens deserve. A healthy auto industry will play a part in Detroit's comeback story and GM is doing its part.
Chrysler Group believes in the City of Detroit and its people. We not only continue to invest in the City and its residents by adding to our presence in Detroit, we also are committed to playing a positive role in its revitalization.
"We believe a strong Detroit is critical for a strong Michigan and our industry. The city has a difficult job ahead, and we are optimistic that governmental leaders will be successful in strengthening the community."