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 more than 4,000 jobs. Both projects are part of GM’s effort to shift to 100% electric vehicle production by 2035. In response to the announcement, state Rep. Rachel Hood (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement celebrating the news:


“Today’s announcement from GM is proof that economic prosperity and environmental conservation can go hand in hand. This shift to EV is a commitment to a greener, more eco-friendly future for the auto industry, one that will revitalize the industry and create good-paying manufacturing jobs for generations of Michiganders to come. The path to a more sustainable future is paved through decisions like these, and I look forward to continuing to work to bring automotive innovation and industry jobs back to our great state.”