General Motors is bringing jobs back to the Motor City following news that four plants will close this year.
G.M will invest $300 million into an assembly plant in Orion township, 30 minutes north of Detroit. The plan will create 400 new jobs for employees to produce a new electric vehicle similar to the company’s Bolt E.V.
The vehicle was originally slated for production outside the U.S.
This announcement comes after of series of angry tweets from president Trump expressing his dissatisfaction with the company closing an Ohio plant. In addition to the Orion plant, G.M. will add jobs to facilities in Flint, Toledo, and Bowling Green, Kentucky, among others.
Chairman and CEO Mary Barra says the company is committed to investing in the U.S.
“G.M. is absolutely committed to investing in, and growing good paying manufacturing jobs in the United States. So I am incredibly pleased to announce this morning that General Motor will be investing $300 million dollars and adding 400 new jobs to this facility to produce an all new Chevrolet electric vehicle.”
Governor Gretchen Whitmer says, “This is a great day for Michigan. This is a great day for this community. This is a great day for the U.A.W. and this is a great day for General Motors.”