Ohio Gov. Kasich: 'Jeep is critical for us'

Brent Snavely

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said today that the state doing everything it can to convince Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to produce the next generation Jeep Wrangler in Toledo even though he is opposes "corporate welfare."

"When it comes to Toledo, it's critical for us, the Jeep is critical for us and the opportunity for perhaps for more employment than we have is great," Kasich said today after a speech in Detroit. "We are doing everything we can, we are being as creative as we can."

Still, Kasich said he is opposed to providing incentives to companies that threaten to leave the state and will only provide tax incentives if it makes economic sense for the state.

Detroit Free Press