GM weighs powertrain headquarters expansion in suburban Detroit
General Motors may expand its global powertrain engineering headquarters in suburban Detroit, where an $87.6 million tax abatement has been approved.
The automaker says it has not decided if it will move forward with the expansion, which would create 300 jobs as a result of incentive discussions with the state of Michigan.
GM confirmed that it has explored incentives related to a possible expansion in Pontiac, about 20 miles north of Detroit. The company is preparing a business case related to the project for leadership review, a GM spokeswoman said, adding that incentives are just one part of the business case preparation.
The city of Pontiac on Monday approved a 12-year tax abatement, plus three years for construction, but the measure still needs approval from the Michigan Tax Commission. If the expansion goes forward, GM would invest the $87.6 million in land and building improvements.
The headquarters has about 3,500 workers, mainly engineers.