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. State Rep. Christine Morse (D-Texas Township) issued the following statement celebrating the news:


“Michigan has always had a proud history of manufacturing and automotive innovation: This announcement from GM is only the next chapter. Thanks to both the governor and our work in the Legislature, we’re bringing good-paying manufacturing jobs back to Michigan and setting up our economy for the future of the automotive industry. Decisions like these make the rest of the state more attractive for future investments, and I look forward to working to bring those opportunities here to West Michigan.”