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kc-GM-Fairfax-Assembly (2) General Motors has poured capital into its Kansas City manufacturing plants, and this has helped fuel the expansion of auto suppliers in the region.

KANSAS CITY—After hitting a post-recession high in 2014, US auto sales have declined, but manufacturers still need new facilities to meet demand. And the Kansas City metro area, the nation’s second largest auto manufacturing hub, is getting its share.

Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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