LANSING, Mich., Sept. 23, 2021 — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to announce that Rivian, a manufacturer of all-electric adventure vehicles, is establishing its new Rivian Service Support Operations facility in Southeast Michigan. The move is expected to create 100 new, high-wage jobs and invest $4.6 million in the area.

“Clean-vehicle technology for our auto industry is vital to our state, our planet, and our economy,” said state Rep. Padma Kuppa (D-Troy). “Rivian’s investment in Southeast Michigan only solidifies our state’s status at the forefront of the mobility and electrification sectors. I look forward to continuing to work across the aisle to adopt legislation that will embrace EV development and encourage more companies to continue electrifying our economy.”

Earlier this year, Kuppa introduced House Bill 4802 as part of a five-bill bipartisan package to expand the EV infrastructure in Michigan by allowing entities to install and operate EV charging stations in the state.