LANSING, Mich., Feb. 7, 2023 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) today to announce that the Shyft Group, a manufacturer of delivery and specialty vehicles, is expanding to produce electric commercial vehicles in Charlotte with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund. The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $16 million and create 680 manufacturing jobs, supported by an $800,000 Jobs Ready Michigan Program performance-based grant to assist with recruitment and training. Michigan was chosen for the project over competing sites in Indiana and Pennsylvania. State Rep. Angela Witwer (Delta Township) issued the following statement on the expansion:

“Michigan is competing and succeeding in the 21st century economy. We’ve worked hard in the Legislature to make sure that Michigan is open for business and that we are attracting innovation and talent. This new project from Shyft in Charlotte is a sign of Michigan’s renewed status as a leader in green manufacturing. I’m going to keep doing the work to make sure our state and my community sees continued manufacturing investments in the future.”