LANSING, Mich., Jan. 28, 2022 — This week, 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 together will create 4,000 jobs. Both projects are part of GM’s effort to shift to 100% electric vehicle production by 2035. State Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit) issued the following statement celebrating the news:

“This is a big victory for working Michiganders. I’m glad to see that our efforts in the Legislature are paying off with thousands of new good-paying manufacturing jobs. It’s great to see that General Motors recognizes the wealth of talent we have in our workforce. I’m going to continue to fight to make sure that Michigan receives similar investments in manufacturing in the future.”