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. Helena Scott (D-Detroit) issued a statement celebrating the news:

“I am so pleased to see auto manufacturers investing in Michigan again. This new plant is a sign that Michigan has a significant role to play in creating the cars of the future. We’re bringing auto manufacturing back to the state while creating a greener planet. I hope that this is just the start of the good news for Michigan workers in 2022. I’m going to continue to do all I can in Lansing to bring environmentally friendly manufacturing jobs to our state.”