In November, General Motors announced it would close its Lordstown Complex March 11. Experts say the Trumbull County city is unlikely to recover. We broke down the numbers behind GM’s move.1966:
Year GM’s Lordstown Complex opened.
Vehicles built at Lordstown since the plant opened.
Jobs at the Lordstown Complex in 1968, the height of employment.
5 factories slated to shutter next month.
U.S. workers GM plans to lay off.
Employees expected to be laid off at nearby Magna plant, which makes seats for GM’s Chevy Cruze.
Letters written by students to GM CEO Mary Barra pleading for Lordstown to remain open.
Increase in GM’s stock price the week the plant closings were announced.
Amount taxpayers lost on the 2010 GM bailout.
Ohio state income taxes lost thanks to a 2008 GM incentive package.
GM employees in Mexico, as of 2017.
Hourly wage for GM workers in Mexico, where the company is the largest car manufacturer.
Decline in manufacturing jobs in Trumbull County since 2000
Manufacturing jobs lost in Trumbull County since 2000
Lordstown residents employed by manufacturing
Total compensation for GM CEO Mary Barra in 2017, 295 times more than GM’s median employee
Residents Trumbull County lost since 2000
Residents living in poverty in Trumbull County, 3.5 points higher than the national average
Amount GM plans to save by the end of 2020
GM’s pretax profit in 2017
Sources: General Motors, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer, News 5 Cleveland, The Vindicator, Reuters, CNN, Bloomberg, Detroit Free Press