Detroit Evening Report: GM investing over $900M in 4 factories, including 2 in Michigan

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General Motors announced a $918 million investment across different U.S. sites, including Flint and Bay City.

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The investment includes upgrades at the facilities, strengthening the EV product portfolio, and fortifying job security at these plants. According to the Detroit Free Press, that means 2,400 union and salary jobs will be retained.

Flint Engine Operations will receive $579 million to prepare the plant to assemble the next generation of engines. Bay City GPS is getting $216 million to prepare the facility to support future V8 production at Flint Engine Operations.

“These investments, coupled with the hard work and dedication of our team members in Flint, Bay City, Rochester and Defiance, enable us to build world-class products for our customers and provide job security at these plants for years to come,” GM executive vice president of Global Manufacturing and Sustainability Gerald Johnson said in a statement.

The City of Detroit also wants to lead the self-driving vehicle industry and are asking residents how to do that. Visit to fill out the survey.

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  • Hernz Laguerre
    Hernz Laguerre Jr. is a Multimedia Journalist at 101.9 WDET. He is one of the co-host for "Detroit Evening Report," one of the weekend anchors for "Weekend Edition," the producer for our political podcast, "MichMash," and reports on arts, culture and politics.