Ford Touts Economic Impact To NE Ohio

(Cleveland) - You may be familiar with the billboards here in Northeast Ohio that say Ford is proud of the fact they have 7,000 employees who know how to pronounce "Cuyahoga." A new study shows the impact of the Ford Motor Company on Northeast Ohio.

The study by Boston Consulting Group, done for Ford, says Ford supports more than 78,000 direct and indirect jobs in Ohio, and contributes $7.5 billion each year to the state's Gross Domestic Product.

iBeyond economic contributions, Ford is stepping up to meet the needs of communities across the country. Ford and its UAW partners quickly ramped up production of personal protective equipment to protect health care workers, first responders and patients fighting COVID-19. Since March, Ford has produced nearly 60 million face masks, over 20 million face shields, 50,000 patient ventilators, 32,000 respirators and 1.6 million washable isolation gowns. 

This week alone, Ford Motor Company made a donation of more than 500,000 masks to local governments throughout the state of Ohio — including 250,000 to the City of Cleveland.

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