Reopened Ford program to place minority dealers

Sawyers, Arlena
July 2000
Automotive News;7/24/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5885, p6
Trade Publication
Announces that Ford Motor Co. will graduate its first minority dealer candidates since suspending its training program in 1990. Reasons for the program's suspension; Ford's effort to find people outside the industry who might have the drive and the startup capital to become dealers.


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