(CBS DETROIT) – Here are Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s first thoughts on Ford’s $11 billion investment outside of Michigan.

Whitmer says she always looks for ways for Michigan to be competitive, but the state wasn’t given a ‘real opportunity’ with these new electric vehicle plants.

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These comments come after Ford announced the investment of $11.4 billion into two new electric vehicle plants, one in Kentucky and one in Tennessee.

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Ford did pledge $250 million to its existing plants in the Metro Area exactly two weeks ago.

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