Struggling to keep up with demand for its hot-selling F-Series pickups, Ford Motor Co. wants more auto suppliers to locate in Norfolk, VA, so the automaker can increase the efficiency of its factory there. Currently, only 2% of the suppliers used by the Norfolk plant are located in Virginia. Larry Forbes, senior international trade economist of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), says the state constantly works to lure new suppliers and automakers to the state with ...

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