LANSING, Mich., Jan. 25, 2022 — Today, General Motors announced the construction of a new electric vehicle battery plant in Delta Township that will create more than 1,700 new jobs. The new investment in manufacturing is part of GM’s effort to transition to 100% electric vehicle production by 2035. State Rep. Angela Witwer (Delta Township), a strong advocate for the legislation that helped make the expanded manufacturing in her home district of Delta Township and Lake Orion possible, issued the following statement celebrating the news:

“I’m extremely pleased that Michigan’s proud history in auto manufacturing is continuing right here in Delta Township. I’ve worked hard to make Michigan a business-friendly state, and now those efforts are paying off. Through our bipartisan legislation that the governor signed last year, we’ve helped General Motors bring over 4,000 good-paying jobs to the districts. This new investment fulfills the promise I’ve made to my constituents: I will fight tirelessly to ensure that you and your family prosper. Today, the results speak for themselves: We have brought jobs home and delivered for working Michiganders.”