LANSING, Mich., Jan. 25, 2022 — Today, General Motors announced a $7 billion investment in electric vehicle manufacturing in Michigan, including the construction of a new electric vehicle battery plant in Delta Township and a $4 billion investment in its Orion assembly plant that will together create 4,000 jobs. Both projects are part of GM’s effort to shift to 100% electric vehicle production by 2035. State Rep. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) issued the following statement celebrating the news:

“I applaud General Motors for recognizing the tremendous resources Lansing has to offer and the Legislature for passing legislation that will attract similar investments in the future. This investment brings us one step closer to a thriving economy for everyone in the Capital Area, one that brings a significant number of high-quality, union jobs for our residents. It’s even more exciting that our community is going to play a key role in the development of technology that promises to lower greenhouse gasses. It’s a huge win for Mid-Michigan, for our future generations and for the environment.”