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. Julie M. Rogers (D-Kalamazoo) issued the following statement celebrating the news:

“Michigan’s success depends on whether or not its people can have a good-paying job and live in a safe environment. GM’s investment brings us closer to cleaner air, carbon neutrality and a more robust economy. I am proud of the work we were able to do in the Legislature to promote economic prosperity for Michigan families and look forward to bringing additional investments to our state in other segments of our economy in the future.”