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. Terry Sabo (D-Muskegon) issued the following statement celebrating the news:


“Today, we celebrate the success of a collaborative effort between the Legislature, GM and the hard-working people of the United Auto Workers. This announcement brings with it thousands of good-paying jobs and cements Michigan as a leader in EV innovation and manufacturing. These types of historic investments uplift communities across the state and signal to other companies that Michigan is ready for business. As we transition to greener and newer technologies, we need to ensure that the building blocks of those technologies are made right. And if you’re looking for quality, knowledgeable workers, there’s no better place than Michigan.”