ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (CBS Detroit) — General Motors is getting some help to expand its Orion Assembly Plant.

Orion Township’s board of trustees unanimously approved the automaker’s tax abatement request on its proposed $1.3 billion assembly plant expansion.

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According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, the company requested the tax abatement for 12 years plus three years for the construction phase.

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The expansion plans to create an estimated 2,000 thousand jobs by 2028.

The plant is one of several focusing on the new GM Electric Fleet.

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