LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Our Next Energy (ONE) and federal, state, and local leaders to highlight the company’s strong growth and historic investments in southeast Michigan.
The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of ONE’s new global headquarters in Novi, where the company is developing products to be manufactured at ONE Circle, their forthcoming, $1.6 billion battery manufacturing campus in Van Buren Township that will create 2,112 jobs. Governor Whitmer helped announce ONE Circle earlier this month.
“ONE is a Michigan-born-and-raised company on the cutting-edge of mobility and electrification. I was proud to join them today to open their new global headquarters in Novi and celebrate their historic, forthcoming $1.6 billion investment to build a gigafactory in Van Buren Township, creating 2,112 jobs,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
“The decision by this innovative company to keep its headquarters in Novi and establish a new manufacturing plant in Wayne County shows the world that Michigan is the place to build the future. I am proud that leaders on both sides of the aisle came together to secure this project and bring the supply chain home from China to Michigan. Let’s keep working together to grow our economy, create good-paying jobs, and build the future of the auto industry right here in Michigan”, added Whitmer
Michigan has its doors open for innovation
“Michigan is, and always has been, a home for innovators of all kinds to discover and develop new technologies that will lead to a better future – ONE’s growth and investment in Michigan continues this great tradition,” said Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO of the MEDC and President and Chair of the MSF Board.
“We are thrilled to welcome this additional investment by ONE as the company makes it clear that Michigan’s highly skilled workforce and mobility ecosystem provide the winning combination for its continued growth into the next generation and beyond. Through the steadfast support of our bipartisan legislative partners, the Whitmer-Gilchrist Administration and our many local partners, we are continuing to demonstrate that Michigan is a place for pure opportunity.