LANSING, Mich., Jan. 25, 2022 — Today, General Motors announced a $6.5 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. Regina Weiss (D-Oak Park) issued the following statement celebrating the news:

“Last year, the Legislature worked on an economic development package to attract more manufacturing investments, help businesses expand, and create more better-paying jobs for hard-working Michiganders. This year, we already see the lasting impact this legislation will have in putting Michigan workers and their families first. It’s great to see GM’s investment in our communities, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”