GM opens pocketbook for pricey lobbyists

Rechtin, Mark
August 1999
Automotive News;8/30/1999, Vol. 73 Issue 5835, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on General Motors Corp.'s hiring of public relations companies to act as lobbyists that would enable the company open factories for direct customer selling instead of negotiating through dealers in the United States. Debate over factory-ownership; States introducing criteria for dealer development operations; Minimum terms specified by North Carolina and Texas for dealer development stores. INSET: Room for compromise?.


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