The company also said it plans to create or retain 130 jobs and invest $150 million to expand capacity for engine components for several vehicles, including Ranger and Bronco, at Romeo Engine Plant in MI.
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Ford has said it will spend $1.2bn (£1bn) as part of a planned upgrade of three MI plants.
The data center is also needed because the Michigan-based company expects data usage to increase 1,000 percent in the coming years.
Already, Trump has announced plans to review fuel efficiency standards that the Environmental Protection Agency put in place during the Obama administration.
But the big chunk of change was in the works long before voters cast their ballots on November 8.
Most of this investment was agreed upon as part of a 2015 labor deal with the United Auto Workers union.
"This plan was in place at least in 2015, when the last UAW contract was negotiated", Krebs said.
And auto giant Ford's announcement of three new plants in MI was met with euphoria by Trump. "In fact, I told them, that's peanuts - that's peanuts", he said in March.
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DETROIT (AP) Ford Motor Co.is investing $1.2 billion in three MI facilities, including an engine plant where it plans to add 130 jobs.
After idling a total of five manufacturing plants throughout North America a year ago, Ford managed to cut down its unsold inventory in the region to a 78-day supply, as of the end of February.
Experts believe Tuesday's "reveal" was made with Trump in mind - a response to his publicly bashing Ford, General Motors and other auto companies for moving some production out of the United States. "We feel very confident about our plan and our products and about investing in MI and the U.S". Trump now praises Ford and chats regularly with Executive Chairman Bill Ford about trade, regulations and taxes. "No one wants to be in the crosshairs".
The company wouldn't give details of the plans ahead of time.
Ford Motor just flashed a warning to investors that it's hard to keep profits rolling in a slowing market while also trying to reinvent your company for an autonomous age. Instead the Focus production will shift to an existing Mexico plant. The low-interest loan came from the U.S. Department of Energy and was aimed at promoting work on fuel-efficient cars.
In January, Ford abandoned plans for a $1.6 billion vehicle factory in Mexico and instead added 700 jobs in MI following criticism by President Donald Trump over American jobs leaving the United States due to poorly negotiated trade agreements.
Hinrichs would not discuss what the added investment might mean on a jobs front, but Ford previously said it plans to retain the more than 3,200 workers who had been employed on that assembly line.
Trump has focused on USA automotive jobs, meeting with company executives as well as pressuring - and praising - them on Twitter.