At the end of what USA Today characterized as a short, closed-door meeting, Akerson was asked if there is anything the automaker needed from Washington. Akerson’s reply: “No, we’re fine.” After that session, Akerson was reported to have spoken briefly to the Indiana delegation.
And in showing off the automaker’s product line, a 2014 Corvette in metallic gray was displayed outside. That was also expected.
Since exiting a government-backed bankruptcy in 2009, General Motors has created or retained 23,000 U.S. jobs.
The GM Authority Take
Don’t you wish you were the fly on the wall in these kinds of closed-door briefings? Because I sure do. In any event, this was likely a good dog-and-pony show for those members of Congress who weren’t entirely aware of GM’s progress up to Mr. Akerson’s visit, or the massive product offensive that the automaker has planned for 2013 and 2014.