The Michigan Department of Transportation has awarded a grant to bring 2,200 new jobs to Detroit.

General Motors' Factory ZERO plant will soon see around 2,200 new jobs with the help of a state transportation economic development grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation.

This is good news for our families, our businesses, and our economy as a whole. Every Michigander deserves to drive on our roads safely, without blowing a tire or cracking a windshield, and this partnership with GM will help us reach that goal while creating good jobs for Michigan workers...I am pleased that we were able to work with this long-standing company and the City of Detroit on the road improvements necessary to support GM's Factory ZERO, and I will continue working with everyone who wants to create Michigan jobs and improve our state's infrastructure. Let's get to work...said Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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The Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center is the center for General Motors' electric vehicle strategy. Some of the work that is being funded by this grant will go to rebuilding and repaving many of the streets near the plant.

This strategic investment from the state will help the city upgrade the road infrastructure around GM's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, which will create 2,200 new jobs at a plant that was once expected to close. Instead, it will produce the vehicles of the future and provide tremendous opportunity for hundreds more Detroiters to join our city's growing middle class. I'm deeply appreciative to the state and GM for their commitment to this project and their investment in our city...said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

For more details on the grant and the jobs being created, click here. 

Source: Mid-Michigan Now

 

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