Members of Wisconsin's Congressional delegation met with General Motors executives Wednesday afternoon.
U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) says he was encouraged by what GM officials had to say about the chances of resuming production in Janesville. The company's idled plant there is one of three possible locations for building a new line of small cars. It's competing against factories in Tennessee and Michigan.
Kohl says they indicated it's still an open competition and the people of Janesville have a "right to hope" that the decision will go their way.
Kohl says officials focused on the workforce that's available to run the facility, along with state and federal officials have been doing to help the company consider Wisconsin as a potential site. Kohl says his fellow lawmakers will do whatever they can to bring jobs back to Rock County.
Kohl was joined at Wednesday's meeting by Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI), along with U.S. Representatives Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Paul Ryan (R-WI).