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. Alex Garza (D-Taylor) issued the following statement celebrating the news:

“Because of the work accomplished on both sides of the aisle to attract manufacturing jobs, 2022 represents the beginning of a new era for Michigan’s economy. GM’s investment shows that our state is once again leading the charge of this auto industry renaissance. I look forward to seeing what great economic opportunities come next for our community and communities across the state.”