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. Stephanie. A. Young (D-Detroit) issued the following statement celebrating the news:

“Having grown up in the Motor City, I am especially excited that, during my first year in office, the Legislature’s investment in good-paying manufacturing jobs for Michiganders is already paying off. Thank you, General Motors, for recognizing the incredible pool of talent that we have right here in Michigan. I am going to continue to fight to make Michigan a manufacturing hub for the cars of tomorrow. This investment in electric vehicle manufacturing shows that we can build economic prosperity and protect our environment. We don’t have to choose between the two — It’s win-win.”