JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) —Governor Jay Nixon is making a trip to Detroit for an auto show that will feature a new Missouri-made product.
Nixon plans to be on hand Sunday when the new GMC Canyon is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show. The small pickup truck will be assembled at a General Motors plant in Wentzville.
Nixon also plans to attend a Monday news conference with officials from Ford Motor Co. before returning to Missouri later in the day.
The governor's office says Nixon's schedule will include business meetings with leaders at automotive manufacturers and suppliers that already are expanding in Missouri or are considering doing so.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced appointments to eight boards and commissions today and among the appointees are three St. Louisans. Democrat Joseph Hunt has been named to the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority. The authority oversees financing, design and construction of the St. Louis domed stadium/convention center expansion and administers annual Preservation Funding. The Governor has appointed a pair of Republicans to serve on the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners. John King of St. Louis and John Maupin of Creve Coeur will serve on the board which conducts all public elections in St. Louis County.