Publication Date

Spring 4-26-2017

Abstract

Ford announced in April 2016 that it was planning on investing $1.6 billion to build a Focus manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. In January 2017, the company announced that it will be withdrawing from the project and pursuing alternative operations. This paper serves as an exploration of the social, cultural, political, and economic factors that influenced Ford’s decision, with an in depth analysis of the impact of Ford’s withdrawal on the company, its stakeholders, and the U.S. and Mexico regions.

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