DETROIT -- The North American International Auto Show appears likely to remain at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Late last week, the Michigan Legislature approved a plan that would enable the city of Detroit to retain control of Cobo and use taxes on hotels and liquor to upgrade the aging building.
Automakers have complained about a lack of space, a leaky roof and other problems. Months of bickering among city, state and show officials threatened the annual January event, one of the largest auto shows.
The deal caps the cost of the expansion at $299 million.