Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Delivers “Big Win for Michigan” — Historic GM Investment Creating 4,000 Jobs

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Today, General Motors made the “single largest investment announcement in GM history” thanks to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s leadership and bipartisan economic plan to attract new plants. GM will invest a historic $7 billion across the state, including a new battery cell plant, and create 4,000 jobs to make Michigan the “hub” of electric vehicle manufacturing.

The game-changing economic investments will also convert a factory to make electric pickup trucks. In addition to creating 4,000 jobs, it will retain 1,000 others.

The Detroit Free Press calls the investment “a big win for Michigan” and reports that ​​GM CEO Mary Barra said the investment would not have been possible without support from Gov. Whitmer.

“GM is doubling down on their commitment to make it in Michigan,” Gov. Whitmer said at the announcement event today. “These investments will build on GM’s enormous presence in Michigan.”

“Gov. Gretchen Whitmer just secured the biggest investment in GM’s history — and a big win for Michiganders,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “Gov. Whitmer is delivering on her promise to attract new businesses and create thousands of jobs. This investment will be life-changing for Michigan’s working families.”