Governor Engler Participates in GM Tech Center Progress Ceremony
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Governor John Engler today participated in a ceremony celebrating the
$1 billion construction and renovation project at General
Motors' nearly 50-year-old campus in Warren. The modernization of
the facility is the result of a collaborative effort between General
Motors, the City of Warren, the State of Michigan, and local legislators.
Construction of the new Warren Tech Center project began in 1998, and
is estimated to take another three years to complete. It is part of a $1.5
billion southeast Michigan plan that includes the consolidation of people
from many locations into six strategic campuses: Warren Technical Center,
Milford Proving Ground, Pontiac North, TPC at Center Point in Pontiac,
Renaissance Center in Detroit, and the Great Lakes Technology Center in
The project was funded in part by job training grants awarded through
the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Over $2 million in grants
will be disbursed over a four-year period for the purpose of
cross-training and retaining skilled employees. "These grants
ensure that Michigan employers have the highly trained technical workers
they need to compete in the global economy," said Governor Engler.
The Governor went on to commend GM for its continued commitment to
Michigan's economic development, and acknowledged GM workers for their
skill, dedication, and hard work.