General Motors is considering a major investment in its Technical Center in Warren, Mich., that would include new buildings, renovations and additional jobs.
The automaker is working with the City of Warren to secure tax incentives. Then the proposal will move to GM senior management for approval, GM officials say.
“It’s something we’re seriously looking at, and [it is] still in the review process,” GM spokesman Dan Flores said. “It’s not a done deal.”
GM also anticipates “additional manpower needs” with the long-term plan, Flores said.
“We’re pulling together this business case and want to make it as competitive as possible,” he said. “We’re going to need more workspace to accommodate our growth forecast.”
Flores would not disclose financial details or the number of potential new jobs, but The Detroit News reported Wednesday that the automaker would spend hundreds of millions of dollars and could add more than 2,000 jobs at the site.
If GM leadership approves, it would be a multiyear construction project, Flores said.
Flores said that the investment would make the Tech Center, which includes a vehicle engineering center, design center and r&d activities, “an attractive workplace for current employees and future talent that we bring into the company.”
The tech center has an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 GM workers, he said.
GM is also considering a $1.3 billion expansion of its Arlington, Texas, assembly plant, Reuters reported Wednesday. The plant produces the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV; Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban; and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL.