Looks Forward to Seeing Future Investment in Genesee County
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 25, 2022 — Today, General Motors announced a variety of new projects and future investments across Michigan aimed at advancing the production of electric vehicles.
“Living in Genesee County, we’ve gotten far too used to seeing factories close and our jobs leave our communities,” said state Rep. John Cherry (D-Flint). “We must make Michigan a driving force in the global transition to electric vehicles, just as we were when the car industry first developed. The investments we’ve heard about today are a great first step in this transition and ensure Michigan will remain a center of automobile manufacturing. I look forward to ensuring that our local assembly plants and workers have a secure and prosperous future as the global car industry electrifies.”
Overall, General Motors is planning to invest $7 billion dollars into Michigan electric vehicle manufacturing, creating 4,000 jobs. The following projects have been announced, with more details expected to follow in the coming months:
- Expansion of the Orion Township General Motors facility to support production of electric vehicles.
- The construction of a new volume battery cell manufacturing facility in Delta Township, which is anticipated to bring in anywhere from $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion in investment.
State Rep. John Cherry