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Gov. Whitmer on General Motors's Announcement to Create 1,270 New Jobs


February 28, 2020    


Gov. Whitmer on General Motors’s Announcement to Create 1,270 New Jobs 


LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today issued the following statement after General Motors announced plans to create a total of 1,270 new jobs at two plants in Lansing. The announcement will create 900 new jobs at the Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant to meet production demand and 370 new jobs at the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant.  


“This is great news for our hardworking UAW members, their families, and the entire Lansing community. Everyone knows the best vehicles on the road are made by the industry’s best workforce right here in Michigan. From the $300 million investment in the Orion Assembly plant to the $2.2 billion in the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, we are excited about the future of manufacturing in Michigan. We are making strides every single day to cement Michigan’s status as a world leader in mobility, and we will continue to work with our partners to keep our foot on the gas.”  


General Motors’s announcement brings the total number of new auto jobs announced during Governor Whitmer’s term to nearly 12,000 — building upon the most ever announced in a single year in the history of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in 2019.